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The latest news from the Psychology department

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

Games can protect thinking skills in older age

Board games photo
People who play games – such as cards and board games – are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study suggests.

UK's first museum of languages travels to Edinburgh

6 boys gathered around fishpond exhibit at the 'World of Languages' pop-up museum
A series of pop-up exhibitions designed to inspire more people to learn languages is coming to Summerhall as part of the 2019 Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival (7-10 November)

Psychology lecturer awarded British Academy-Wolfson Fellowship

Aja Murray has been awarded the British Academy/Wolfson Fellowship, an initiative designed to empower early-career researchers who show exceptional talent in research and public engagement