Psychology Labs

Understand why people act the way they do.

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Touching every aspect of society, from education and criminal justice to business, marketing and politics, it aims to provide people with the ability to understand and cope with the many psychological challenges of daily life such as relationships, financial issues and workplace stress.

The commercial and grant funded research carried out by the psychology team at Salford has investigated the impact of exercise on the sleep and word-learning of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It’s helped the BBC understand how to design and evaluate creative activities for neurodiverse teams. And it’s briefed an all-party parliamentary group examining the impact of screen use by children. Members of the team have also contributed to the development of therapies to help support frontline staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As well as supporting the department’s research interests, the labs play a large role in Salford’s undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programmes and are supported by the hands on expertise of our multiple award-winning technical team.


Psychology laboratories

Our eleven labs include interview spaces, cognitive testing suites and various specialist labs all featuring the latest advanced, experimental software for online and lab-based data collection. This set up allows us to take an integrated approach across the following areas of psychological interest.