Applied Cognition and Individual Differences

About The Applied Cognition and Individual Differences Cluster:

The Applied Cognition and Individual Differences (ACID) Group is an interdisciplinary team conducting research in cognitive psychology and individual differences that seeks to inform policy making, education, and to address societal challenges. The applied aspect of the group focuses on developing solutions to real world problems such as improving educational outcomes and work performance. We achieve this by considering the important role played by individual differences in personality, IQ, neurocognitive ability, and more. Our cross-disciplinary approach means we have strengths in developing research in learning, memory, language, interpersonal relationships, cognitive biases, and neuroscience. ACID is a vibrant group and its members continue to build a track record of publishing in a wide range of high quality, peer-reviewed journal articles in prestigious outlets that span the sub-discipline such as Cortex,  Frontiers in Neuroscience, Frontiers in Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, Memory & Cognition and Personality and Individual Differences. 

The group have been successful in attracting external research funds from sources such as the AHRC, Innovate UK and the Experimental Psychology Society. The future strategic objectives of ACID include the continued engagement with innovative and leading research in cognition and individual differences, while developing our profile in societally relevant research that has a strong emphasis on openness and reproducibility. Key target areas of future research include furthering our understanding of cognitive performance and biases as applied to the political sphere and isolating the impact of personality and ability on cognitive processes.  


Our Members:

The Applied Cognition and Individual Differences research cluster is built up of academic staff and PhD students from The University of Wolverhampton. For more information on our members, please click the tabs below: