Department of Psychology
I'm in my 2nd year of Psychology here at Warwick. My favourite aspect of the course is its youth. Psychology is still in its infancy within the world of science which means that it's susceptible to question and nothing is set in stone; we are always at the cutting edge of the subject.
'Studying Psychology at Warwick will involve you being taught by people who are experts in their fields, passionate about the subject, engaged in research and keen to pass on that passion and interest'
Dr Martin Skinner
Director of Undergraduate Studies
This course offers training in the growing area of decision science and behavioural economics. Emphasising theoretical foundations and real-world application, it's relevant for those intending to work in business, public policy or research.
Professor Dieter Wolke's research focuses on pathways leading to psychopathology.This video summarises our recent research on “the long shadow of bullying” funded by the ESRC.
Precursors and Consequences of Bullying Study Blog
Informing Development of Credit Card Related Legislation
Prof Neil Stewart has taken the phenomenon of "cognitive anchoring" and applied it to consumer's attitudes towards debt repayment. Stewart found that including minimum payment information on credit card statements acted as a low cognitive anchor and reduced the size of repayments paid. He found that changing the size of the minimum payment matters too, larger minimum payments are associated with a higher probability of repaying the bill in full.