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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Recent Submissions

  • Function and flexibility of object exploration in kea and new caledonian crows 

    Lambert, Megan L.; Schiestl, Martina; Schwing, Raoul; Taylor, Alex H.; Gajdon, Gyula K.; Slocombe, Katie E.; Seed, Amanda M. (2017-09-27) - Journal article
    A range of non-human animals frequently manipulate and explore objects in their environment, which may enable them to learn about physical properties and potentially form more abstract concepts of properties such as weight ...
  • A marker of biological age explains individual variation in the strength of the adult stress response 

    Andrews, Clare; Nettle, Daniel; Larriva, Maria; Gillespie, Robert; Reichert, Sophie; Brilot, Ben O.; Bedford, Thomas; Monaghan, Pat; Spencer, Karen A.; Bateson, Melissa (2017-09-27) - Journal article
    The acute stress response functions to prioritize behavioural and physiological processes that maximize survival in the face of immediate threat. There is variation between individuals in the strength of the adult stress ...
  • Trends in the sexual behaviour of 15-year olds in Scotland : 2002-2014 

    Neville, Fergus Gilmour; McEachran, Juliet; Aleman-Diaz, Aixa Y; Whitehead, Ross David; Cosma, Alina Paula; Currie, Dorothy Bruce; Currie, Candace (2017-04-11) - Journal article
    Background Early sexual initiation and inadequate contraceptive use can place adolescents at increased risk of unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. These behaviours are patterned by gender and may be ...
  • Beneath the beard : do facial morphometrics influence the strength of judgments of men's beardedness? 

    Dixson, Barnaby J. W.; Lee, Anthony J.; Sherlock, James M.; Talamas, Sean N. (2017-03) - Journal article
    Converging evidence suggests men's beards, like many androgen-dependent masculine secondary sexual traits, communicate masculinity and dominance intra-sexually while effects of men's beardedness on attractiveness ratings ...
  • Emotion-color associations in the context of the face 

    Thorstenson, Christopher A.; Elliot, Andrew J.; Pazda, Adam D.; Perrett, David Ian; Xiao, Dengke (2017-06-21) - Journal article
    Facial expressions of emotion contain important information that is perceived and used by observers to understand others’ emotional state. While there has been considerable research into perceptions of facial musculature ...

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