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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

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’.

Music in childhood boosts brains in later life

Taking up a musical instrument in childhood and adolescence is associated with improved thinking skills in older age, research shows.

Research hub for student mental health launched

A new network to boost research into student mental health and wellbeing in Scotland has been launched.

Prestigious Psychology Award for PPLS Professor

Professor Wendy Johnson has been awarded the Jack Block Award for Distinguished Research in Personality.

PPLS graduate publishes book on adoption

The new book co-authored by Linguistics graduate Hannah Feben-Smith is available for purchase now.

Portrait celebrating the career of Dr Morag Donaldson is unveiled

The painting is the second piece of artwork by Psychology alumni and artist, Shwe Yin Aye, to be put on display in the Psychology department.

Perspectival Realism – professor’s new book examines new approach to philosophy of science

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The latest book by Philosophy Professor Michela Massimi is now available.

Natural foods appeal to children, study finds

Children are more likely to prefer foods they believe to be natural to man-made options, rating them higher for tastiness, safety and desirability, a study shows.