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 research themes show our current areas of interest.

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Student’s Romania orphanage trip account

Posted on Wednesday 9 November 2016

Third year Psychology in Education student Beverley Nunes explains what her trip to Romania with a school in York to visit some orphanages was like.

Designing and developing evidence-based interventions for reading, maths and resilience

Posted on Monday 19 September 2016

Members of PERC presented a symposium at the BERA Annual Conference 13-15 September 2016, held at the University of Leeds

Mindsets of postgraduate students enrolled on teaching-​focused courses

Posted on Friday 6 November 2015

National differences in mindset among students who plan to be teachers are examined in a PERC paper published in the International Journal of School and Educational Psychology.

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