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

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Our PERC Lab

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Congratulations to our PERC PhD students

Posted on Friday 29 March 2019

Our Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC) student, Man Jiang successfully defended her PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.

MSc Psychology in Education Students at Oxford Conference

Posted on Thursday 20 September 2018

We are delighted that our MSc Psychology in Education (conversion programme) was represented at the British Psychological Society's annual Psychology in Education Section conference in Oxford on September 14th 2018.

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How polygenic risk scores might be used within Education in the coming years

Posted on Wednesday 12 September 2018

Kathryn Asbury shared her thoughts on how polygenic risk scores might be used within education in the coming years in this TES cover feature published on 7 September 2018.

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PERC Seminar: Blurred lines: Bullying, friendship, and the peer group in primary school

In this presentation I will be talking about children’s peer relationships at school, and the role that both friendship and aggression play in the peer group. In particular, I will discuss my research into the important role of reciprocal best friendship and friendship quality on the self-worth and peer identification in primary school children (aged 7-11).


Students’ Growth Mindsets and Growth Goals in Mathematics

Keiko Bostwick will present findings from her PhD research focused on an underlying growth orientation that underpins students’ growth mindset and growth goals.