Research interests

Find out about our areas of research and staff interest

We are particularly interested in receiving applications related to the following areas:

Developmental science

This programme provides a first class training in the mechanisms of human learning and development

Human cognitive neuroscience

Our core interests are in memory, attention, executive function, visual cognition, and perceptuo-motor control

Individual differences

Differential Psychology explores the ways in which people differ from one another, alongside their measurement, causes and consequences.


The Koestler Parapsychology Unit takes a broad approach to parapsychology

Psychology of language

The Psycholinguistic Research community in Edinburgh is internationally recognised as one of the foremost groups working on the psychology of language

Social psychology

Social Psychology research at Edinburgh is concerned with the way in which the social world has an impact on people