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

  • Cooperation and teaching in the context of cumulative culture 

    Nolte, Suska (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-28) - Thesis
    Cumulative culture enables humans to shape their niche and to live in extreme environments. To understand the factors enabling cumulative culture, we need to understand which cognitive abilities support it, how they ...
  • Stress programming through life history : implications for physiological ageing 

    Walker, David John (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-28) - Thesis
    Stress exposure throughout life can shape ageing phenotypes by causing changes within an individual’s physiology, such that growth, lifespan and many fitness-related traits are significantly and sometimes permanently ...
  • The psychology of crowd policing 

    Cronin, Patrick Declan (University of St Andrews, 2001-06-22) - Thesis
    Traditional psychological explanations of crowd theory have decontextualised events and obscured the fact that crowd incidents are typically inter group encounters. This has led to research being rooted in the crowd ...
  • Effect of violence and other social indicators on formidability preferences for male faces in Colombia 

    Borrás Guevara, Martha Lucia (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-28) - Thesis
    Facial preferences have been studied in the context of variation in health, media access, education and environmental harshness. This thesis explored the potential influence of violence which has been largely neglected in ...
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    Anderson, Philip Thomas (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-28) - Thesis

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