Zachary Horne


  • Department of Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

Contact details



Room S15, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code


  • I am happy to arrange meetings by appointment. Please e-mail me at to arrange a convenient day and time.


I'm a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. I joined the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences in the Fall of 2020. Before starting at Edinburgh,  I was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University from 2018 to 2020. I completed my PhD in psychology at the University of Illinois in 2017.


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PhD cognitive psychology, 2017 - University of Illinois

PhD philosophy of science, 2015 - University of Illinois

BA in philosophy, 2010 - Arizona State University

Undergraduate teaching

Big data and psychological science

Data Analysis in R 2

Introduction to Cognitive Science

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Artemis Deligianni - NLP CDT

Tia Gong - Psychology (second supervisor)

Andrew Zelny - Philosophy (second supervisor)

Mert Kobas - Developmental psychology (NYU)

Past PhD students supervised

Hunter Priniski 

Emily Line

Sara Jaramillo

Nicole Lobo

Prachi Solanki

Research summary

My research investigates attitude change and the formation of attitudes, especially about science and morality. I'm particularly interested in how people explain the world around them and how they generate arguments (e.g., how they produce arguments to support their views). I address these issues using a range of methods including behavioral studies with adults and children, data mining and machine learning techniques, surveys of experts, and Bayesian statistical modeling.  I also maintain an interest in advising students working at the intersection of psychology and philosophy.