The latest news from the Psychology department

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.

Psychology Lecturer Dr Anne Templeton wins BPS Social Psychology Section Early Career Award

Dr. Anne Templeton given award by leading psychological association.

Profs Abrahams and Chandran host major international ALS conference at the University

In association with the Euan Macdonald Centre, psychology Professor Sharon Abrahams and Dean of Clinical Medicine Professor Siddharthan Chandran hosted the 2022 ENCALS Meeting held at the University of Edinburgh last week.

Psychology tutor shortlisted for Teaching Awards 2022

Congratulations to psychology PhD tutor, Brittany Blankinship, who has been shortlisted for Student Tutor of the Year award at the 2022 Students’ Association Teaching Awards.

Psychology student wins 'Best Overall Conference Presentation' award at 2022 BPS Scottish Undergraduate Research Conference

Congratulations to final-year psychology student, Orestis Michaelides, who won the 'Best Overall Conference Presentation' award at the 2022 BPS Scottish Undergraduate Research Conference.