On the 1 August 2012, the Department of Experimental Psychology merged with the Division of Social and Developmental Psychology and the Centre for Family Research, to create a unified Department of Psychology within the School of the Biological Sciences. This merger provided an exciting new interface for some areas of social and developmental psychology with experimental psychology, neuroscience and biology.
The Department's primary objectives are to provide world-class research and teaching in psychology and cognate disciplines. The Department carries out world-class research, which is characterised by its multidisciplinary and collaborative approach. In the current QS World University Rankings, Cambridge is placed third in the world for Psychology. The Department's research has a major impact on the science of psychology and has been translated into many practical applications.