Research areas

Our research is broad in scope and involves a number of significant national, international and interdisciplinary collaborations.

RSP has outstanding researchers in a number of key areas of psychology including:

  • acquired brain injury
  • anxiety disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder
  • child attachment and at-risk youth
  • clinical neuropsychology
  • chronic illness including stress, quality of life
  • cognitive neuropsychology
  • computer algorithms to mimic human decision-making
  • driving
  • dyslexia
  • eating disorders
  • educational psychology
  • ethnocentrism
  • experimental psychopathology
  • face recognition and the working of the visual system
  • intergroup conflict and co-operation
  • judgement and decision-making
  • parenting programs
  • personality
  • prejudice and stereotyping
  • language development in early childhood (even from 9 months old)
  • language development and psychopathology in children (anxiety, depression, emotional and behavioural problems)
  • leadership
  • positive psychology in organisations (high schools, work places) where people can thrive and flourish.
  • scale development and measurement
  • schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders
  • social cohesion
  • social-emotional learning
  • statistical and data analytic methods
  • stigma
  • visual attention and explaining why we attend to some things and not others
  • vision and motion
  • well-being

Updated:  20 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RSP/Page Contact:  Web Admin, RSP