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The Department of Psychological Sciences reflects on its core questions across several research groups.  These groups contain practitioners, applied and experimental scientists and methodological experts in theory led research, translating science into real world impact.

Research Groups

Research Themes

Our Groups work across three cross-cutting themes, enabling collaboration within the University of Liverpool and beyond.


Liverpool neuroscience researchers investigate neural mechanisms underlying perception, emotions and motivation. Read more

Mother Infant Interaction

This theme incorporates research activities which have a real impact on the lives of infants and mothers locally and internationally. Read more

Expertise and Decision Making

A diverse group of researchers interested in conceptual and theoretical advances in security, crime, defence and risk management, health, well-being, psychiatry and clinical psychology. Read more