Psychology Research

Research facilities

The School has a dedicated laboratory building which includes individual labs as well as specialised labs for different types of research. These include (select the links below for examples of recent research):

  • Observation Suite and Fully-equipped Video Studios
  • Group Dynamics Laboratories
  • Networked Small Groups/Interpersonal Interaction Laboratory and Hub room
  • Four Electrophysiology (ERP/EEG) Laboratories
  • Six Eye-Tracking Laboratories
  • Three Electrical Brain Stimulators for transcranial direct/alternating current stimulation and simultaneous EEG (Neuroconn)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) PowerMAG Research 100 High Frequency Stimulator
  • Two Physiological Measurement Laboratories (Biopac)
  • Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation Laboratory (GVS, Magstim)
  • Immersive Virtual Reality Laboratory (including integrated eye-tracker)
  • Social Cognition Laboratory
  • Visual Cognition Laboratories equipped with PCs and Macs (including face recognition suite)

Our library holdings include a large collection of Psychology books. Almost all Psychology journals are available online. We also have a large collection of frequently used books and journals in the School’s MSc Resource Room as well as a Psychometric test library.

The University Research Office gives regular updates and talks in the School, and we have a dedicated Research and Enterprise Associate based here to give advice on research

We have a large online School Research Participation Scheme (RPS) to recruit undergraduate students who participate as part of their course requirement.

We also have a University-wide Research Participation Scheme (uwRPS), which draws on participants from the whole university. Finally, the School has set up a Child Development Unit database, Kent Adult Research Unit, and links with East Kent Hospitals Trust, for access to special population groups. All staff and research postgraduates are able to use these valuable research resources.

All research is scrutinised by the School’s Research Ethics Committee, which ensures compliance with BPS, APA and ESRC requirements as a minimum standard.

All lab bookings are made through our lab booking system - restricted to School of Psychology access only. Booking approval are subject to our School booking policy.

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Last Updated: 02/10/2018