Research in Psychology
Within the Division of Psychology there is a thriving research culture covering a wide range of areas of psychology.
In addition to the core teaching team, there are PhD students and visiting research fellows.
The psychology team organise a number of research seminars throughout the year which are open to anyone with an interest in the subject.
The psychology team are also involved in peer reviewing articles for journals, and sit on a number of editorial boards. The division of Psychology is currently the ‘editorial home’ of the following journals:
- European Journal of Pentecostal Theology
- Mental Health, Religion and Culture
- Rural Theology: International, ecumenical and interdisciplinary perspectives
- Welsh Journal of Psychology
Focus of research
Research within the psychology team is divided into four sub-areas: health psychology, learning and teaching, the psychology of religion and applied psychology.
The focus of the health psychology cluster is to apply theories and methods from health psychology to aspects of wellbeing, both physical and mental. Work within this area has focused on nutrition, bullying, self-esteem, sports, and psychiatric care.
Learning and teaching
The focus of the learning and teaching cluster is to apply psychological theories and methods to curriculum development and delivery of teaching. Work within this area has focused mainly on curriculum development.
The psychology of religion
The focus of the psychology of religion cluster is to apply psychological theories and methods to the scientific study of religion. Work within this area has focused on the religious beliefs of adolescents, individual differences and religion, mental health and religion, professional burnout among clergy, and post-traumatic stress.
The focus of the applied psychology cluster is to apply psychological theories to practice. Work within this area has focused on equine health and wellbeing.
For more information contact Dr Mandy Robbins.