Research areas

Browse our research specialisms by theme

Developmental science

Focussing on the mechanisms by which nature and nurture combine in human learning and development, including ageing

Differential psychology

Edinburgh is home to the world's largest group dedicated to studying individual differences, from ageing to personality research

Human cognitive neuroscience

With core interests in memory, attention, executive function, social cognition, sensory integration, and perceptuo-motor control

Language, cognition, and communication

We are internationally recognized for our cutting-edge work on the psychology of language

Social psychology

covers the intrapersonal (self, identity), interpersonal (relationships), and intergroup (prejudice, discrimination) areas of human social thought, feeling, and behaviour