Testing behaviour: it’s just the beginning
Whether you want to find out why individuals learn differently, unravel neurodevelopmental disorders, or learn how eyewitness testimonies have been made more reliable, our research areas – rated ‘internationally excellent’ in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise – give you the chance to study specialist topics you can’t elsewhere.
We offer the British Psychology Society accredited courses – so you’re on the road to a professional qualification by the time you graduate – but you can also choose from diverse options including cognitive neuroscience and anomalistic psychology so you graduate with an ‘intellectually stimulating’ degree (National Student Survey 2011).
We’re hands-on and on hand
You’ll train in psychology’s core research methods, design your own studies, carry out statistical analyses and learn how to promote your knowledge in public, but you’ll also get support across all these areas through one-to-one mentoring, small group and lab sessions. Plus there’s a dedicated technical team to help you make use of our on-site facilities.
We’re out in the world
From how sound sells brands to bullying in schools, we investigate and conduct research in a range of sectors and industries so you’ll see how psychological research informs and influences the world outside – whether it’s an advertising agency, a bank or the BBC. And from the first term you’ll be thinking about how to apply your skills in practice.
The department is currently advertising PhD studentships. Please click here to apply.
James Moore and Michael Banissy have been awarded €44,000 by the BIAL Foundation for their research into synaesthesia. Their research, entitled 'Mechanisms of self-other distinction in mirror-touch synaesthesia', will examine individuals with mirror-touch synaesthesia, who experience tactile sensations on their own body when simply observing touch to another’s body.
MSc students and researchers from Goldsmiths present a new tool for selecting music tracks for TV ads. The research was carried out in collaboration with London ad agency adam&eveDDB and is being presented at the 2012 Audio Branding Congress at Oxford university. See the press release and listen to the podcast explaining the research.
Psychology's Dr Yulia Kovas has been awarded the British Academy and Wiley-Blackwell as the winner of the 2012 Wiley Prize, awarded for promising early career work.
Forty-two months after graduating, Goldsmiths' Psychology graduates have the highest median salary (tied with graduates of 3 other universities) out of more than 50 English universities offering an undergraduate psychology degree. This conclusion is based on the most recent data (from 2009-2010) collated by Unistats.
"Studying at Goldsmiths is a truly unique experience. The academic and personal skills I have developed here will stay with me throughout my career. By working closely with their lecturers, students can produce their own novel, high-quality research. With Goldsmiths situated in the heart of London, it adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to teaching and understanding Psychology — an aspect completely unrivalled by any other university."
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