Staff in the Department of Psychology are all actively engaged in psychological research. They regularly present at national and international conferences, review for and publish in peer reviewed journals and have links with organisations and universities around the world. Some of our current research projects involve colleagues in the University of Limerick (UL), the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), University College Dublin (UCD), the Economic and Social research Institute (ESRI), the University of Leiceister (UK), the University of Huddersfield (UK), Edith Cowan University (Australia) and the University of the Basque Country (Spain).
The Department of Psychology has three broad research streams which reflect the expertise and current interests of staff and postgraduate students:
Health and Well-Being
Cognition and Action
Psychology and Technology
Cognition, Development and Learning Research Lab
For more detailed information our about research please visit our staff or postgraduate pages.
Staff and students in the Department of Psychology have access to a range of excellent facilities, equipment and technical support. We have a Psychological Test Library, which includes intelligence and personality tests, and a dedicated Psychology Computer Laboratory, which features high performance networked PCs, specialist software, response pads and virtual lab software such as Coglab and Sniffy the Virtual Rat. We also have a suite of individual and small group observation and testing rooms. These include a Cognition and Perception Laboratory equipped with two SMI Eye Trackers (an iView X HED for mobile eye-tracking and a RED 250 for remote eye tracking) and a Psychophysiology Laboratory equipped with blood pressure monitors and PowerLab systems (which can be used to measure EEG, EOG, ECG and GSR). Our Cardiovascular Psychophysiology Laboratory has a Finometer PRO which allows for accurate non-invasive beat-to-beat blood pressure monitoring.
These facilities can be accessed by contacting the Psychology Technician Michelle Glasheen.