20 Sep 2017

Graduates win top prizes at Undergraduate Awards

Two University of Dundee graduates have won global honours at the Undergraduate Awards, the largest international academic accolade programme.Martha Andrews has won the Architecture and Design award and Jordan Skrynka took the honours in the Psychology category.  Both won in the face of fierce competition from students around the world.The students were asked to submit an essay that covers a subject within their field.Martha, who graduated in Interior & Environmental Design in June, wrote about her final-year project where she explored how interior design could help create a happier environme...

Graduates win top prizes at Undergraduate Awards

18 Sep 2017

'Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’

University of Dundee academics are to work with children and vulnerable adults from the city to explore the links between their local environment and emotional wellbeing. The team behind 'Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’ will ask the group about the places that both positively and negatively impact upon their mood and the reasons for the feelings they invoke. Participants will be asked to photograph various locations they travel to throughout the city and to record when such places bring about a change in mood. “The aim of the project is to build awareness of the ways in which our ...

'Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’

8 Sep 2017

ESRC project to investigate how language users store grammatical information

A new three-year ESRC project, awarded to Roger van Gompel and Leila Kantola has just started to investigate how language users store grammatical information. Laura Wakeford, a former undergraduate and PhD student at the University of Dundee, is the postdoctoral researcher on this project. She will use the structural priming method (the finding that people tend to repeat the same structure across utterances) to examine how language users store grammatical structures with particular words in the sentence....

ESRC project to investigate how language users store grammatical information

3 Aug 2017

Babies learn from day one, new study shows

Babies have the capacity to learn from social experiences in their first days of life, a new study from Psychology researchers at the University of Dundee has revealed. The study, which involved more than 80 infants, demonstrated that they showed signs of learning from repeated social interactions even in their first two days. Researchers administered the `still face procedure’, a well-established technique where someone interacting with the child essentially freezes in the middle of the conversation and ignores them for a few minutes. The babies became distressed (something that also happens in olde...

Babies learn from day one, new study shows

18 Jul 2017

Congratulations to our Graduates!

Congratulations to all our Psychology graduates! To mark the achievements of the Class of 2017 we held a very well-attended Reception. As the photograph shows, staff were in celebratory mood too!  (Left to right: Yuki, Lynne, Ben & Alissa)...

Congratulations to our Graduates!