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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Perceptions of food
This study explores how different popular foods are perceived in terms of healthiness, taste, etc.


QS World Ranking - Linguistics

5 Oct 2015

University of Edinburgh Linguistics places 3rd...

KPU on BBC Radio Scotland

23 Sep 2015

The Koestler Parapsychology Unit feature...

Lives without imagery

28 Aug 2015

BBC News covers research on congenital aphantasia...

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Athena Swan Bronze award


Human Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar

9 Oct 2015 16:10 – 17:00

Speaker: Prof Uta Noppeney (University of Birmingham)
Topic: "See what you hear: Constructing a...

The Internet of Us

9 Oct 2015 17:00 – 18:30

The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

The Internet has...

Psychology Seminar

13 Oct 2015 17:15 – 18:15

Title: "Hemispheric specialisation in gesture production"
Speaker: Hedda Lausberg...

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Reading Group

14 Oct 2015 16:30 – 18:30

Presenter: Michael Madary (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Title: "When Perceptual...

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