The latest news from the Psychology department

Psychology researchers find that babies breastfed for three months or more are less prone to social and emotional setbacks

Children who are breastfed for three months or more develop fewer behavioural difficulties than those who are not, research suggests.

The British Academy awards Postdoctoral Fellowship to Psychology postdoctoral researcher

British Academy Carlton House
Psychology researcher Dr Drew Altschul receives Postdoctoral Fellowship from distinguished British Academy

Psychology professor receives funding for pioneering project into motor neuron disease

Psychology Building, 7 George Square
Professor Sharon Abrahams receives funding from MND Scotland to research the mental capacity of MND patients to make treatment decisions

Psychology researchers and Lothian Birth Cohorts featured in BBC Two programme

PPLS researchers in Psychology Professor Ian Deary and Dr Simon Cox appear in Horizon's 'The Great British Intelligence Test' on BBC Two

Intelligence research features in online festival

Ian Deary explores intelligence and the ageing of thinking skills as part of a mini digital science festival

Student Awards celebrate achievements of PPLS students

Students from Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences secured 10 nominations across 6 different categories at the Student Awards 2020

Causes of loneliness differ between generations

People of different generations are equally lonely but for different reasons, a study suggests

Older people switch off from machine learning

Older people pick up new skills better when they believe they are learning from another person, rather than from a computer, a study suggests

Gene networks lend insight into cancer virus

The Epstein-Barr Virus causes cell changes linked to cancer.
Computer modelling of gene interactions has shed new light on how human genes respond to a virus that causes cancer.

Psychology student’s contribution to diving is recognised at sports awards

Gemma McArthur has been nominated as Outstanding First Year Athlete by the Edinburgh University Sports Union