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The latest news from the Psychology department

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.

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 Ian Deary
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.