The latest news from the Psychology department
Social psychology study reveals fans show confidence in return to sports events
Fans have confidence in organisers of sports events to keep them safe at fixtures, a study shows.
Professor Ian Deary retires
Professor Deary’s retirement comes after serving 35 years in the Psychology department at the University of Edinburgh, where he joined as lecturer in September 1985 and became Personal Chair in Differential Psychology in 1995.
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
Psychology researcher Dr Drew Altschul receives Postdoctoral Fellowship from distinguished British Academy
Psychology professor receives funding for pioneering project into motor neuron disease
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