School of Psychological Science

  • BS8 1TU

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research activity in the School of Psychological Science is organised into three research themes:

  • Cognitive Processes reflects the school’s long-standing tradition of excellence in experimental cognitive psychology.
  • Brain, Behaviour, and Health is a more recent but well established research strength.
  • Decision-making and Rationality represents a new research direction.

Research highlights

The school takes a multidisciplinary approach to research, with staff working in collaboration with colleagues from all other faculties in order to address fundamental questions of psychology through an experimental lens. Strong links exist in particular with the School of Social and Community Medicine, the School of Clinical Sciences, Computer Science and CRIC Bristol. Our research aims to advance thinking in the context of industry, healthcare, education and society.

Researchers have access to a wide range of state of the art facilities, including structural and functional imaging, psychopharmacology laboratories, eye movement and motion capture equipment, and electroencephalography (EEG).

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    Research Output

    70% of people surveyed said they’d download a coronavirus app. Only 44% did. Why the gap?

    Dennis, S. J., Perfors, A., Little, D. R., White, J., Mitchell, L., Geard, N., Garrett, P. M. & Lewandowsky, S., May 2020

    Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

    Open Access
  • A Bayesian predictive approach for dealing with pseudoreplication

    Lazic, S. E., Mellor, J. R., Ashby, M. C. & Munafo, M. R., 11 Feb 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 10 p., 2366 (2020).

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    44 Downloads (Pure)

    Acculturation coping leads to heightened sensitivity to socially hurtful events

    Lu, M., Hamamura, T., Chan, M., Li, C. & Park, J. H., 25 Mar 2020, In : Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 42, 4, p. 295-304 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Projects

    Student theses

    Acquisition of Implicit Knowledge of Second Language Syntax: The Effects of Input Modality and Working Memory

    Author: Alsalmi, S. S., 9 Apr 2020

    Supervisor: Yu, G. (Supervisor) & Kazanina, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    An application of social categorisation and social identity theory to mental retardation.

    Author: Claire, L. S., 1984

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    An expected utility theory that matches human performance

    Author: Fennell, J., 2012

    Supervisor: Baddeley, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    British Association of Psychopharmacology President's Poster Prize

    Maynard, Olivia M (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Cambridge Cognition Prize

    Munafo, Marcus R (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Erwin Lopez - ‘Best Poster Price’ at the TAROS 2017, 18th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) Conference.

    Erwin José López Pulgarín (Recipient), Leonards, Ute B (Recipient) & Guido Herrmann (Recipient), Jul 2017

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    Post-Truth: Perspectives, Strategies, Prospects

    Stephan Lewandowsky (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    16 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Stephan Lewandowsky (Speaker)

    13 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    How do you stop the spread of misinformation?

    Stephan Lewandowsky (Speaker)

    22 Apr 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesMedia coverage or participation