Research in psychology
Our research spans nine themes:
Active vision research investigates the way the brain handles visual information and focuses on visual cognition and visuomotor coordination in humans and apes.
Animal behaviour research looks at interactions between humans and wild elephants in Malaysia from a behavioural perspective.
Autism research focuses on intercultural differences in behaviour and cognition in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). ASD characteristics and attitudes towards ASD are studied in individuals with and without ASD.
Face and object processing investigates the way our visual system processes and recognises complex visual stimuli, such as faces.
Human-computer interaction research focuses on users’ engagement in social media.
Language and development research includes multilingual processing in adulthood, interactions between language acquisition and other aspects of cognitive development, differences between monolingual and multilingual language acquisition, and the role of the learning environment on lexical acquisition.
Memory research investigates dissecting the biological and cultural factors influencing the development of autobiographical memory across the lifespan and examines the role of the psychological distance of positive and negative events in the development and maintenance of depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Social psychology and affective science research examines the ways people’s interpretations of their social encounters with others influence their emotions and behaviour and, how we can use our understanding of these processes to reduce conflicts between individuals and social groups.
Vision and attention research investigates how the human visual system provides us with information about the external world.