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.

  1. Why study Psychology?

  2. Edinburgh Neuroscience

  3. Koestler Parapsychology Unit

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  4. CCACE

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Online Psychology Study of the Day

Showcasing an ongoing online study every day.

Romantic relationships and personality
In this study we want to investigate the association of certain personality attributes and relationship style.


Seeing through the double blind

24 Mar 2015

A randomised controlled trial is quality research, right? Not necessarily...

Dispelling mind myths & debunking pseudoscience

24 Mar 2015

Lance Workman interviews Sergio Della Sala...

Children's hand symmetry indicates mental performance

23 Mar 2015

Children with more symmetrical hands have speedier mental responses...

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Athena Swan Bronze award


Cognitive Ageing Journal Club

30 Mar 2015 12:30 – 13:30

Speaker: Drew Altschul (University of Edinburgh)
Topic: "Lifelong brain health is a lifelong...

Linguistic Circle

31 Mar 2015 17:15 – 18:00

Speaker: Guillaume Thierry (Bangor University)
Title: "Sit back, relax, enjoy the ride:...

Psychology Seminar Series

31 Mar 2015 17:15 – 19:00

Title: "Sit back, relax, enjoy the ride: Philosophical lessons from fifteen years of seemingly...


2 Apr 2015 12:10 – 13:00

Speaker: Tom Booth (Psychology, University of Edinburgh)
Topic: Practical Structural Equation...

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