Research in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is predominantly interdisciplinary. The research interests of the members of the Department of Humanities include identity formation and media; feminist theory and gender studies; the study of language and/or literature; postcolonial theory; and critical and cultural theory. By the same token, the research interests of the members of the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences include psychosocial issues related to mental illness and mental health; educational psychology; metacognition; theory of mind; emotional development and emotional intelligence; psychotherapeutic & counselling psychology; social psychology; child abuse and neglect; and childhood.
The School also hosts the Center for the Study of Childhood & Adolescence and the Euro-Mediterranean Research Centre. The Center for the Study of Childhood and Adolescence facilitates, coordinates and conducts pioneering research on children and adolescents. The center is one of the most established of the University and is directed by Professor Spyros Spyrou. The Euro-Mediterranean Research Center is dedicated to advancing and applying high standards of research practice across a wide variety of scientific domains, as well as to engage the community through educational activities and services.