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The latest news from the Psychology department

Primary school pupils learn about language evolution and how the brain works at Midlothian Science Festival 2021

Hundreds of primary school pupils will learn about language evolution and how the brain processes information from the environment with our senses at Midlothian Science Festival Programme for Schools

Psychology research features in BBC dementia documentary

Psychology researcher Rob McIntosh and graduate Alicia Willoughby contributed to the two-part documentary series 'Dementia and Us', which follows four people with dementia and their families over the course of two years

Visionary research celebrated with Fellowships

Composite image of the six academics who received the government fellowship.
Six Edinburgh academics have been announced as recipients of a government fellowship to propel research tackling global challenges and to bring innovative ideas to market

Women and early-career academics more likely to feel like "impostors" in disciplines that prize brilliance

Psychology researcher Zachary Horne contributes to study which finds that women and early-career academics are more likely to feel professionally inadequate

Psychology student chosen for Olympic Great British rowing team

Lucy Glover, Team GB Olympic rower
Huge congratulations to fourth-year Psychology student Lucy Glover, who has been selected to represent the Team GB rowing team at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

New podcast celebrates study participants’ 100th birthday and explores secrets of long, healthy lives

Lothian Birth Cohorts reunion 2018
New podcast celebrates the 100th birthday of a group of people who have been studied by psychologists at the University of Edinburgh since 1998.

Philosophy and Psychology staff shortlisted for Teaching Awards

EUSA Teaching Awards 2021 image
Sarah Stanton, Brian Rabern and John Dorsch have been shortlisted for the 2021 EUSA Teaching Awards

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.