Psychology at Edinburgh
REF 2014: Best in Scotland, 3rd in the UK

Psychology were part of a joint submission for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience. We are 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK, based on volume of world-leading and internationally excellent research. 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.

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Preserving Digital Photos: Designing intelligent archiving solutions
This study investigates how people manage and preserve their photos now so that we can develop intelligent and intuitive solutions for the future.


Monty Python and Inattentional Blindness

28 Jan 2015

i-Perception has just published a paper by Dr Caroline Watt and...

Do bilinguals have a cognitive advantage?

26 Jan 2015

Many published studies have argued that bilinguals have a cognitive...

Gene study to investigate ageing brain

16 Jan 2015

More than 1,000 Scots are to have their entire genetic make-up decoded...

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Athena Swan Bronze award


Natural Kinds in Biology & Psychology Reading Group

29 Jan 2015 15:10 – 16:00

Reading: Brigandt, I. 2011. "Natural Kinds and Concepts: A Pragmatist and Methodologically...

Human Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar

30 Jan 2015 16:10 – 17:00

Speaker: Kate Cross (University of St Andrews)
Topic: "Sex, skydiving, and following the crowd:...

Psychology Seminar

3 Feb 2015 12:30 – 13:30

Title: "Affiliation, alignment, and belonging in infancy and early childhood"
Speaker: Malinda...

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Reading Group

4 Feb 2015 16:30 – 18:00

Presenter: David Carmel (University of Edinburgh)
Title: "Attentional attractors and visual...

Natural Kinds in Biology & Psychology Reading Group

5 Feb 2015 15:10 – 16:00

Reading: Hacking, I. 2007. "Natural Kinds: Rosy Dawn, Scholastic Twilight." Royal Institute of...

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