University of Nottingham Malaysia

Research in the School of Psychology

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Over the past two decades, psychology has become one of the most popular degree topics in the world. It is a fascinating subject that helps us to understand the ways in which our minds, brains, relationships and societies work. At our Malaysia Campus, we have first class facilities and talented scholars working on cutting-edge research. We also enjoy connections with other leading universities across the world and undertake collaborative research with a range of partners both locally and internationally.

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.


School of Psychology
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Eshan,
t:  +6 (03) 8924 8000
f:  +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 03 8924 8000
fax: +6 03 8924 8005

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