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