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Psychology (C8)

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Psychology (C800) The study of behavioural and mental processes. May include study of the brain, the senses, and the biological and physiological bases of behaviour. Psychology
Applied psychology (C810) The application of psychological evidence and theories to real world situations. Psychology
Occupational psychology (C811) The psychology of selection, motivation and performance in the workplace. Psychology
Educational psychology (C812) The psychology of learning and teaching in educational settings. Psychology
Sport psychology (C813) The psychology of sport. Psychology
Organisational psychology (C814) The psychology of human behaviour in organisational settings. Psychology
Business psychology (C815) The applications of psychology to business contexts. Psychology
Forensic psychology (C816) The psychological aspects of crime and criminal behaviour. Psychology
Developmental psychology (C820) The study of the development of psychological processes across the life cycle. Psychology
Child psychology (C821) The study of the development of psychological processes in childhood. Psychology
The psychology of ageing (C822) Psychological aspects of the ageing process in adults. Psychology
Methodological & conceptual issues in psychology (C830) Investigation into fundamental psychological processes. Psychology
Research methods in psychology (C831) The study of the techniques, methodology and statistical procedures used in psychology. Psychology
Quantitative psychology (C832) The use of measurement, quantitative and statistical techniques in psychological testing. Psychology
Qualitative psychology (C833) The use and analysis of qualitative techniques in psychology. Psychology
History of psychology (C834) The historical development of methodology and theory in psychology. Psychology
Philosophy of psychology (C835) Philosophical and conceptual issues underlying psychology. Psychology
Psychology in health & medicine (C840) The application of psychology to physiological and physical well-being. Psychology
Health psychology (C841) The study of the psychological factors in maintaining and recovering physical well-being. Psychology
Clinical psychology (C842) The study and treatment of psychological disorder. Psychology
Counselling psychology (C843) The study and application of psychological processes of counselling. Psychology
Psychotherapy (C844) The study and application of psychological processes of therapy. Psychology
Clinical neuropsychology (C845) The study of clinical aspects of the psychological consequences of neurological disorders. Psychology
Community psychology (C846) The applications of psychology in community contexts. Psychology
Psychoanalytical studies (C847) The application of psychodynamic approaches within psychology. Psychology
Psychology of mental health (C848) The study of psychological well-being. Psychology
Cognitive & affective psychology (C850) The study of the mechanism and processes associated with perception, learning, language, memory and the emotions. Psychology
Psychological modelling (C851) The application of psychology to the development and application of computational models of cognitive processes. Psychology
Psychology of communication (C852) The study of psychological processes in verbal and non-verbal communication. Psychology
Psychology of memory & learning (C853) The study of psychological processes of memory and learning. Psychology
Psychology of perception (C854) The study of psychological processes in perception. Psychology
Psychology of higher cognitive processes (C855) The study of thinking, reasoning, decision-making and problem solving. Psychology
Experimental psychology (C856) The experimental investigation of behavioural and mental processes. Psychology
Affective psychology (C857) Psychology of emotional behaviour. Psychology
Transpersonal psychology (C858) The study of psychological aspects of spiritual and mystic experience. Psychology
Psychobiology (C860) Biological explanations of psychological processes. Psychology
Cognitive neuroscience (C861) The study of neural mechanisms underlying cognitive processes. Psychology
Affective neuroscience (C862) The study of neural mechanisms underlying emotional behaviour. Psychology
Psychopharmacology (C863) The study of the behavioural and psychological effects of drugs. Psychology
Evolutionary psychology (C864) The study of evolutionary explanations of psychology. Psychology
Animal psychology (C865) The study of cognitive processes in animals. Psychology
Personality & individual differences (C870) The study of psychological factors in individual differences. Psychology
Psychometrics (C871) The psychological testing of personality and individual differences. Psychology
Psychology of gender (C872) The study of the influence of gender on psychological processes. Psychology
Cross-cultural psychology (C873) The study of the influence of culture on psychological processes. Psychology
Social psychology (C880) The study of behaviour and mental processes in social contexts. Psychology
Social cognition (C881) The study of the cognitive processes involved in social interactions. Psychology
Psychology not elsewhere classified (C890) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into the other Psychology categories. To be used sparingly. Psychology