The School of Psychology & Neuroscience has consistently been ranked one of the best research departments in the UK. Our research is broadly organised around 5 research themes, namely human cognition, neuroscience, origins of mind, perception, and social psychology, with many members of the School carrying out research in more than one theme. Researchers from the School also contribute to numerous interdisciplinary research centres and institutes.

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  • Chimpanzees’ understanding of social leverage 

    Sánchez-Amaro, Alejandro; Duguid, Shona; Call, Josep; Tomasello, Michael (2018-12-12) - Journal article
    Social primates can influence others through the control of resources. For instance, dominant male chimpanzees might allow subordinates access to mate with females in exchange for social support. However, little is known ...
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    Henderson, Audrey J. (University of St Andrews, 2017-01-04) - Thesis
  • What is a gesture? A meaning-based approach to defining gestural repertoires 

    Hobaiter, Catherine; Byrne, Richard W. (2017) - Journal item
    Current systems of categorizing ape gestures are typically subjective, relying on human intuition. We have systematized the features on which categorization depends (movement; body part; one/both limbs; use of detached ...
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    Jackson, Scott Luther James (University of St Andrews, 2016-03-30) - Thesis
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    Cammack, Philip (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-20) - Thesis

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