Dr Tom Lockhart

I’m a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology, with experience of lecturing and course leadership in both online and on-campus university programmes. 

My research tests and applies the principles of a neurological theory of personality called Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory, as a way of better understanding anxiety. These tests typically involve comparative neurological methods, using the electroencephalogram (EEG). 

Other areas of interest for me include decision making, fear, personality, and behavioural prediction. Outside of research, I also enjoy studying consciousness and the history of psychology. 


Career highlights

  • Earning my PhD on the EEG correlates of the behavioural inhibition system at the University of Portsmouth 

  • Becoming a course leader for both distance learning and on campus psychology degree courses at Arden University 

  • Publishing peer reviewed work with Elsevier and Cambridge University press, and developing research collaborations with the West Midlands Fire Service and the University of Otago biomarker research laboratory 

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MSc Psychology

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Gain a new understanding of the complexities and capabilities of the human mind and learn a wide range of specialist skills in a welcoming, flexible environment.

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