7 Mar 2017

Psychology Women In Science Festival 2017

Psychology greatly enjoyed running a public engagement stand at the Women in Science Family Fun Day, held at Charleston Community Centre on Sunday 5th March.  Dr.’s Josephine Ross and Alissa Melinger were joined at the Psychology stand by PhD students Mariel Symeonidou and Yaroslava Goncharova and MSc student Jenna Lyons. Dr. Ross’ son Seamus also enjoyed helping out. The event was very well attended, with around 250 visitors! Our all women (and one small boy) team engaged the public in learning about how Psychologists measure self-awareness, self-control and cognitive development in young...

Psychology Women In Science Festival 2017

18 Jan 2017

16 & 17-year-olds' Voting in the 2014 Independence Referendum

The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was the subject of a large-scale study of young people's views conducted by Professors Mark Bennett (Dundee), Peter Grant (Saskatchewan) and Dominic Abrams  (Kent). The first major publication emerging from this work is soon to appear in the British Journal of Social Psychology. This study found that voting for independence was significantly more likely among i) those with a stronger Scottish identity, ii) those who felt frustrated and angry about perceived discrimination against Scottish people in British society, and iii) those who believ...

16 & 17-year-olds' Voting in the 2014 Independence Referendum