Centre for Psychological Research

Our research focuses on numerous applied and theoretical areas of Psychology, including: health psychology, counselling psychology, cognitive psychology, cyberpsychology, forensic and investigative psychology, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each of these areas is represented in a number of overlapping research groups.

News & Events

For details about our latest news and events please visit our news and events page, which provides information about research projects, successes and recent publications, as well as seminars, conferences and events.

Visit the news and events page.

Staff Directory

View our staff directory to see research profiles for the Institute of Psychology team.

Contact details

Please use the following details to get in touch

Institute of Psychology
Mary Seacole Building
City Campus - North

Tel: 01902 518803

Email: Psychology-enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

Recent Highlights

Is Killing Eve's Villanelle a believable psychopath?

Dr Chelsea Slater talks about psychopathy in the NY Times and Daily Express. 

E-mail alerts trigger heightened brain responses, new study shows.

Professor Maria Uther, of the department of Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton teamed up with former colleagues at the University of Winchester to investigate the effect of email messaging on the brain. Read in full here. 

What's the point of laughter?

CrowdScience recently discussed the topic: 'What's the point of laughter?', where they explored positive aspects of laughter and what happens in our brains when we differentiate between real and fake laughter. Dr Tracey Platt, of the department of Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton features in this episode. Listen in full here


Special Interest Research Groups

The following SIRGs are all supported by the Wolverhampton Applied Psychology Research Group (WARG). Please use the links below to find out more about the groups.

Centre for Applied Psychometric Testing Using Robust Evidence (CAPTURE)

Capture is a collective of researchers and practitioners interested in psychological assessment of individuals in a variety of applied settings. Our aim is to better psychometric practice, develop new tools improve existing psychometric instruments through a combination of research and practice. The purpose of the group is firstly to promote quality psychological assessment practice through thorough training and support services, and secondly to enhance existing psychometric practices, assessments and develop new cutting edge applied tools through research. 

Find out more about the Centre for Applied Psychometric Testing Using Robust Evidence (CAPTURE).

Educational, Lifespan and Developmental Psychology (ELDP)

This forthcoming special interest research group is comprised of researchers with arious interests in the areas of Educational, Lifespan and Developmental Psychology. 

Full details about the Educational, Lifespan and Developmental Psychology (ELDP) rsearch group coming soon. 

Eating Behaviour Psychology (EBP)

The group offers an interdisciplinary forum for research on eating behaviour across a range of contexts, for the development of research projects, applying for relevant research funding, and informing practitioners and organisations on practice and policy development where appropriate.

Find out more about the Eating Behaviour Psychology (EBP) research group. 

Health & Psychological Interventions (HAPI)

HAPI aims to facilitate individual and collaborative research between members of the division with interests in health, clinical, and counselling psychology. Our scope is broad covering aspects of applied psychology that relate to chronic illness, stress and theory-based psychological interventions for both physical and psychological disorders.

Find out more about the Health & Psychological Interventions (HAPI) research group. 

Wolverhampton Intellectual Disability Network (WIDeN)

WIDeN is an interest group focussing on widening participation, increasing inclusion, improving wellbeing, and enhancing knowledge, advocacy and support for people with intellectual disabilities through research, teaching and community work. It is a forum in which those working in and researching in the field of intellectual disabilities can come together to discuss, plan and share research and practice work and aims to build research and practice partnerships with people with intellectual disabilities, their families and those who support them and specialist and generic services, organisations and institutions.

Find out more about the Wolverhampton Intellectual Disability Network (WIDeN).