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MSc Psychological Research - Cognition and Emotion


You will conduct your research placements and project with relevant researchers such as:

Dr Derrick Watson's work focuses on diverse aspects of attentional processing, with particular expertise in applying these mechanisms in real world contexts. His lab includes EDA equipment, measuring electrodermal activity and other physiological components of stress and arousal.

Dr Friederike Schlaghecken is interested in perceptuo-motor control, with particular emphasis on ‘low-level’ or automatic processes. Her research explores the boundary conditions of these processes, their changes across the lifespan, and their relationship to self-regulatory processes in domains like mood or impulse control.

Dr Elisabeth Blagrove's research focuses on how emotion and socially-relevant information in the environment can influence our cognition. Her specific interests are in faces as socio-emotional signals and individual differences in behaviour.

Dr Adrian von Mühlenen's research interest lies at the intersection of cognition and emotion. He is interested in how cognitive processes are influenced by a person's emotion and mood, as well as by the affective content of the processed material. In his studies he primarily uses behavioural measures, such as reaction time or eye movement.

What is the MSc Psychological Research?

The MSc Psychological Research is a new course that offers the opportunity to gain practical experience in research through placements across different laboratories working on thematically related research. This laboratory rotation offers strong candidates for doctoral research more scope to explore different topics within their interests than the traditional options at Master's level. Students first work on ongoing projects with two researchers before going on to develop their own project with a third researcher.