Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC)

Leader: Professor Rob Klassen



The Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC) conducts innovative and applied psychological research relevant to education and educational settings. Our goal is to conduct research that is both rigorous and broadly accessible to the psychology and educational communities.

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We run the BSc in Psychology in Education and also offer our PhD in Education research degree. Our new MSc in Psychology in Education, begins in September. Our research themes show our current areas of interest.

Research themes

Members and associates

Our PERC Lab

Research Students

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PERC at the BPS Psychology of Education Section Conference

Posted on Monday 30 October 2017

PERC was well represented at the BPS Psychology of Education Section Conference at Edinburgh 27-28 October.

MSc Psychology in Education welcomes first cohort of students

Posted on Thursday 5 October 2017

Our BPS-accredited Psychology in Education conversion programme was launched at the start of this term and we are delighted to welcome 32 new students from England, China, Greece, India and Turkey.

Congratulations to our PhD student Abdulaziz Alawadh

Posted on Wednesday 31 May 2017

Abdulaziz has successfully defended his PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.

More news


Understanding family processes important for children's mental health and well-being

This talk will consider children's differential experiences of parent-child and sibling-child relationships, and their importance for children's behavioural adjustment.