NEWS

Psychology Success in REF 2014

The School of Psychology, jointly with the Division of Neuroscience, received very high ratings in the recent REF. The Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience panel considered that 89% of the submitted publications were internationally excellent or world leading. The impact of our research on society and quality of life was also judged to be of world-leading standard (80% at 4*). Staff in the school are proud of this exce...

Media Attention for the Health In Groups Project

On Friday 5th December, Professor Fabio Sani gave a presentation entitled 'Group Identification Protects from Mental Illness: Evidence from two Scottish studies' at the British Psychological Society’s Clinical Conference in Glasgow. This research was conducted by Prof. Sani, Dr Juliet Wakefield, and one of our PhD students, Kirsty Miller. The talk reported findings from Sani’s ESRC-funded Health in Groups project, ...

Selfies and science

We associate selfies (photographs taken by and of the same person) with digital cameras but the first selfies were taken at the dawning of photography. In 1839, shortly after Daguerre published his account of how metal-plated positives could be produced, Robert Cornelius (an American amateur chemist) made one of himself. In the next year, a scientist of note took a daguerreotype of his reflection in a mirror; it is shown here....