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REF 2021: Success for School as results announced

Confirmation of research excellence from the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) and the socio-economic benefits this brings

The Tinkering Mind: Philosophy professor’s new book takes a fresh look at epistemic agency

Epistemic agency is to take responsibility over one’s own learning efforts and advancement of understanding. But what does this mean?

Specific Learning Difficulties Network host first workshop

The two day event was held at The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Black Male Studies Professor Delivers Keynote at Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference

Professor Tommy J Curry gave the keynote address "Is Black Male Studies an End?: What Is Left for Philosophy after the Disaggregation of Racist Violence?"

The British Neuropsychological Society Honour Psychology Professor

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Congratulations to Professor Sharon Abrahams who has been awarded with the prestigious Freda Newcombe Prize.

New report finds accents still act as a barrier to social mobility

The report, co-produced by Linguistics lecturer Dr Christian Ilbury highlights a clear link between accents, socioeconomic background and social mobility.

Psychology study launched to measure pandemic effects on mothers and children

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A study is underway that will analyse the long-term effects of the Covid pandemic on the wellbeing of pregnant women, mothers and children

PPLS Student & Staff Initiative Fund: Fun at Firbush

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Psychology PhD students enjoy academic retreat to the Firbush Point Outdoor Centre

PPLS student becomes latest ambassador for UK leading charity

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Philosophy and Politics student, Ben Isbell, has become the latest ambassador for The OddBalls Foundation, the UK’s leading charity raising awareness of Testicular Cancer.

Listen to Psychology lecturer on the latest episode of anthrozoology podcast

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Developmental and social psychologist, Dr Matti Wilks talks about her research investigating the barriers to moral and prosocial behaviour on the podcast ‘The Deal with Animals’.