The latest news from the School
New podcast celebrates study participants’ 100th birthday and explores secrets of long, healthy lives
New podcast celebrates the 100th birthday of a group of people who have been studied by psychologists at the University of Edinburgh since 1998.
Philosophy and Psychology staff shortlisted for Teaching Awards
Sarah Stanton, Brian Rabern and John Dorsch have been shortlisted for the 2021 EUSA Teaching Awards
Linguistics professor awarded €2.5M of EU funding
Professor Alice Turk has been awarded a prestigious European funding award to advance the work of world-leading researchers.
Psychology student wins 2021 Student Award
Holly Oswald was awarded the Extra Mile Award at the 2021 Student Awards organised by the University of Edinburgh Students' Association
Professor Holly Branigan elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Congratulations to the Head of School, Professor Holly Branigan, on being selected as a 2021 Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).
Infants’ language more advanced than first words
Babies can recognise combinations of words even before they have uttered their first word, a study suggests, challenging ideas of how children learn language.
Dr Sarah Stanton named Rising Star by leading psychology association
Dr Sarah Stanton has been named Rising Star from the Association for Psychological Science
Psychology researcher contributes to study finding dolphins have similar personality traits to humans
Psychology research finds dolphins’ personality resembles that of primates and other terrestrial species, including humans
Psychology study shows Mediterranean diet linked to thinking skills
People who eat a Mediterranean-style diet—particularly one rich in green leafy vegetables and low in meat—are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a Psychology study shows.
Study with Psychology researchers suggests air pollution poses risk to thinking skills
Exposure to air pollution in childhood is linked to a decline in thinking skills in later life, a study suggests.