Individual Differences (Differential Psychology) is looking into substantive ways in which people differ in their cognitive abilities, motivation, and personality by employing rigorous psychometric and experimental methods testing biological and psychological models of individual variability.
London has been the birthplace of Individual Differences research. Modern research in Individual Differences owes much to Galton’s work on variance and correlation and its development by later British biostatisticians including Karl Pearson, Charles Spearman and R.A. Fisher as well as major contributors to the modern scientific theory of personality like Hans Eysenck and Jeffrey Gray.
The Centre of Research in Individual Differences (CRID) was established to promote and develop research activities in the area of Individual Differences with national and international research partners in the context of collaborative research outputs, research apprentice & internship schemes, PhD bursaries, doctoral training research methods (including advanced multivariate statistics and research software training), conferences and public engagement events.
Research facilities include developmental, neuropsychological and cognitive laboratories. We have also access to a range of psychological testing equipment and a comprehensive psychological test library.
The Centre is led by Dr Elias Tsakanikos and Professor Michael Eysenck
CRID welcomes enquiries from potential Research students. Please visit the University of Roehampton Graduate School pages for information on how to apply.
For more information please contact
Dr Elias Tsakanikos
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8392 3080
Current research projects include
The Centre of Research of Individual Differences (CRID) maintains active academic collaborations with a number of research teams in other UK and International Universities including: