Psychology of Educational Development
The Psychology of Educational Development hub draws together the different strands of research into developmental and educational psychology currently being undertaken at the University of Buckingham. We have contacts with a number of local state, specialist and private schools, and also undertake medical education research with the University of Buckingham Medical School. In addition to our research interests, Educational Psychology is taught as one of our Level 6 Undergraduate module options, which offer our students a flavour of all seven HCPC practitioner psychologist roles.
Although not leading directly to HCPC accreditation as a practitioner psychologist, our MSc and PhD options would be a good option for those who are interested in pursuing educational research in the academic field, or who wish to undertake a preliminary research degree before embarking on the next step of formal HCPC qualification.
Current areas of research interest
- Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Disabilities
- Children’s Learning of Science
- Bullying and Cyberbullying
- Educating for Creativity and Flexible Thinking (in schools / medical education)
- Academic Giftedness and Performance Talent
- Wellbeing, Resilience and Positive Psychology (in schools and universities)
- Children’s Regulation of Emotions
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