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Department of Psychology


Psychology department ranked joint third in the UK for research

The Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway has been placed joint third in the country by The Times Higher Education following the publication of the Research Excellence Framework 2021 results


Imagining an action requires additional brain areas and attentional resources compared to performing the same action

Dr Marie Martel and Dr Scott Glover have published a new study that shows that imagining an action requires executive resources located in a specific brain area called the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex, in support of a new theory, the Motor-Cognitive model of motor imagery. 


Language learning difficulties in children linked to brain differences

A new study using MRI has revealed structural brain changes in children with developmental language disorder (DLD), a common but under-recognised difficulty in language learning.

5th in the UK for student satisfaction

Source: Complete University Guide, 2023

Joint 3rd in the UK for research quality

Source: Times Higher Education, 2022

4th in the UK for Psychology graduate prospects

Source: Complete University Guide, 2023