Unlocking the secrets of the human mind is one of modern science's greatest challenges. Psychology, the study of human behaviour, helps us to make sense of how we understand the world, what makes us laugh or cry, why we are conscious, and why we make the choices we do. Studying for a PhD or MPhil is a truly challenging and deeply rewarding experience, and Swansea University provides an excellent environment in which to pursue your research studies.
We invite applications in the following areas:
Clinical and Health Psychology
Researchers in this group look to apply the principles of psychology to both the physical and mental health of the population.
Learning and Behaviour
This group examines the mechanisms that allow behaviour and thoughts to adapt to the environment, and investigates the role of learning and memory processes in generating such ?exible and adaptive behaviours.
Cognition and Perception
Our work in this field spans research into areas such as the perception, identification and processing of static and dynamic visual objects and events, or the inhibitory processes involved in memory and forgetting in both the theoretical and applied setting.
Brain and Behaviour
This research group is exploring the integration of neuroscience and behaviour. One such area is brain chemistry and the effect of eating, nutrition, and recreational drug use on cognition, mood and behaviour.
Evolutionary Behavioural Science
This group explores how evolution and the credo