Psychology

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 research at Edinburgh is concerned with the ways in which people influence their lives.

Parapsychology

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

Psychology of reading

The community of researchers in Edinburgh working on topics related to the Psychology of Reading is internationally recognised as one of the strongest groups in the world

Social psychology

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

Visual cognition

Visual Cognition is a subgroup of our Human Cognitive Neuroscience research group