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.


Koestler Parapsychology Unit in New Scientist

26 Apr 2015

New Scientist interviews Dr Caroline Watt...

Our genes and quick thinking skills

21 Apr 2015

Scientists have discovered a link between our genes and quick thinking...

Big Idea Podcast

12 Apr 2015

Two PPLS academics feature in the latest Big Idea Podcast...

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Athena Swan Bronze award



30 Apr 2015 12:10 – 13:00

Speaker: Mark Adams
Topic: Analysis of Genetic Data

47th Language at Edinburgh Lunch

30 Apr 2015 12:30 – 13:45

The Language@Edinburgh Lunch is a bi-monthly opportunity to present your work to an...

PsychStats: Quantitative Methods

1 May 2015 10:30 – 13:00

Title: Crossing Borders: Are multilevel and structural equation modeling merging?
Speaker: Joop...

PsychStats: Quantitative Methods

19 May 2015 10:30 – 13:00

Title: Statistical power analysis of trials with multi-level data
Speaker: Mirjam Moerbeek...

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