Experimental Psychology has been taught in Oxford for more than 100 years, and we are proud to be one of the leading psychology departments worldwide. Our department is known for its ground breaking basic and translational research, and for the exceptional educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students alike.
We welcome applications from talented, well-qualified people interested in undertaking and supporting the highest quality research in psychology and other related fields.
Established in 1898
Ranked first nationwide REF 2014 Exercise
Awarded the Athena SWAN Silver Award in 2015
Over 20 World Leading Research Groups
A collection of easily accessible and informative videos to help you learn about our research.
The God Allusion : Individual Variation in Agency Detection, Mentalizing and Schizotypy and Their Association with Religious Beliefs and Behaviors.
Wlodarski R. and Pearce E., (2016), Hum Nat, 27, 160 - 172
The Complexity of Jokes Is Limited by Cognitive Constraints on Mentalizing.
Dunbar RI. et al, (2016), Hum Nat, 27, 130 - 140
Sharing concerns: Interpersonal worry regulation in romantic couples.
Parkinson B. et al, (2016), Emotion, 16, 449 - 458
Retrosplenial Cortical Contributions to Anterograde and Retrograde Memory in the Monkey.
Buckley MJ. and Mitchell AS., (2016), Cereb Cortex, 26, 2905 - 2918
Graduate Scholarship in memory of Glyn Humphreys
The Department of Experimental Psychology and Wolfson College have come together to create a new Graduate Scholarship in memory of Glyn Humphreys. The Scholarship will be used to support a highly talented individual interested in understanding the neural basis of psychological functions using neuropsychology or related cognitive neuroscience methods. Professor Humphreys was Watts Professor of Experimental Psychology and Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford as well as a member of Wolfson College.
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