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We use a rigorous scientific approach to study the human mind, brain and behaviour.

Research is carried out by three distinctive but cross-disciplinary groups - the Behavioural Science Group, the Lifespan Health & Wellbeing Group and the Language and Learning Group.

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Applying the core principles of cognitive psychology, we explore how people come to make the important decisions in their everyday lives.

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Lifespan Health
and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing across the lifespan, with an emphasis on translating research into clinical practice and health policy.

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Language and

Cognitive factors involved in the successful mastery of language and learning, and applying the language research to the classroom.

With the latest facilities we carry out:

  • field experiments
  • large longitudinal epidemiological studies
  • experimental psychology
  • cognitive research
  • quantitative and qualitative research
  • mathematical modelling including the use of network analyses, statistical bootstrapping, and computational simulations.

In the Media

TEDxWarwick: Watch Dieter Wolke's TEDxWarwick talk: When peers mess you up

Prof. Dieter Wolke discusses new research which suggests that more than half of all children are bullied by their siblings on BBC Radio 4

Prof. Neil Stewart discusses "Anchoring" and the Minimum Payments on Credit Cardson BBC Radio 4's "All in the Mind"

Dr Thomas Hills talks about the mechanisms behind memory decline in old age.