Psychology Research at Lancaster

According to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Psychology at Lancaster University is in the top 20 Psychology Departments in the UK for world leading (4*) research publications.

100% of the research in Psychology at Lancaster University was found to be of international standing, and 75% of it was found to be world leading or internationally excellent.

Research in the Department is organised around a number of themes:

Infancy and Early Development

Infancy and Early DevelopmentInfancy and Early Development

We are one of the largest groups world-wide working on development in babies.

Language and Literacy

Language and LiteracyLanguage and Literacy

We are interested in language and literacy at multiple levels from phonemes to paragraphs, and beyond.

Perception and Action

Perception and ActionPerception and Action

Our group investigates human interactions with the world via sensory and motor processes.

Social Processes

Social ProcessesSocial Processes

We use a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to study the social and cognitive processes that shape human actions and evaluations of others.