An overview of our world-leading research in psychology

Psychology at Edinburgh brings together world-class researchers approaching the scientific study of mind and behaviour through a range of topics - from language development to dementia, personality to paranormal beliefs.

Our research environment is rated as 100% conducive to world-leading research, and 82% of our research is rated as outstanding in terms of its reach and significance (REF 2014).

The department benefits from a vibrant postgraduate community and strong interdisciplinary links with colleagues in medicine, informatics, linguistics, education, biology, and public health.


Research areas

Browse our research specialisms by theme

Research highlights

A selection of current research projects in psychology

Research centres and units

Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre; Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (CCACE); Koestler Parapsychology Unit

Impact and outreach

We produce world-class research with many applications relevant to individuals and society

Staff research interests

A list of psychology staff and their current research interests

Research seminars and reading groups

Regular meetings to discuss research, books, and papers

Labs and facilities

Access a wide range of world class equipment

Take part in research

Contribute to our research by taking part in an experiment