The Department of Psychology at York has one of the strongest and most consistent track records in research in the UK. These are the broad areas of research in which the Department specialises. Some members of the Department belong to more than one group.
Research on adult cognitive processes focuses primarily on language, memory, and spatial processing.
Psychological research is conducted with non-human animals because the study of a range of species can help reveal psychological principles that are of general relevance
Research in social and personality psychology investigates individuals and their interactions with the social world.
Research in cognitive development focuses largely on typical and atypical patterns of language, literacy, and memory development in children.
Our research on perception and attention interfaces both with fundamental neuroscience and with significant practical questions.
Addresses how to make user-friendly technology, why politicians avoid answering questions directly, and how to rehabilitate offenders.