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

  • Masculinity and sexual coercion : a paradoxical relationship 

    Muir, Grant (University of St Andrews, 2003) - Thesis
    Previous work on masculinity and sexual coercion has proposed either that sexual coercion is an expression of a traditional ideology of masculinity, or that sexual coercion is a resource in the construction of masculinity. ...
  • Vocal attractiveness 

    Feinberg, David R. (University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
    In this thesis, I aimed to explore vocal attractiveness from an evolutionary perspective: how listener's preferences for vocal qualities of potential partners could increase mating success and reproductive success. Chapters ...
  • Father absence, attraction and development 

    Boothroyd, Lynda (University of St Andrews, 2004) - Thesis
    Since Draper & Harpending (1982) proposed that father absence would be associated with a shift in reproductive strategy, a body of literature has accumulated supporting their claims. This thesis explores further aspects ...
  • Scots' attitudes to Britain and to the European Union : the psychology of national segregation and supra-national integration 

    Sindic, Denis (University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
    This thesis is concerned with attitudes towards supra-national bodies, and more specifically with Scots' attitudes towards union in Britain and Europe. Firstly, it is suggested that support for, or opposition, to integration ...
  • Money and 'self' : towards a social psychology of money and its usage 

    Sonnenberg, Stefanie (University of St Andrews, 2003) - Thesis
    This thesis contends that the subjective meanings and value attached to money may, in part, be a function of identity-related norms and values. This proposed relationship between identity issues and monetary attitudes/behaviour ...

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