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The latest news from the Psychology department

Specific Learning Difficulties Network host first workshop

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

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.

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

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.

Prestigious Psychology Award for PPLS Professor

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

Research hub for student mental health launched

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

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.

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.