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Department of Psychology 


We are a friendly, stimulating and supportive environment for students where science flourishes. We’re one of the world’s top psychology departments, excelling in both teaching and research.

Undergraduate study

Seminars and events


Getting a head start: Children’s parafoveal pre-processing during reading

4.00PM, PS/B/020

Dr Hazel Blythe, Northumbria University


A two-systems view of statistically-based language learning

4.00PM, Online

Dr Laura Batterink, Western University, Canada


The old and the new: language comprehension and recent experience

4.00PM, PS/B/020

Professor Gareth Gaskell, University of York

Postgraduate study


A good night's sleep may help generate false memories, a new study reveals

Tuesday 12 December 2023

From misremembering that movie quote to forgetting that vital ingredient from the shops for the evening dinner, the human memory is not always reliable. Now, researchers have discovered that sleep may play a key role in distorting memories, but perhaps in a good way.

How looking at other people's selfies can make us feel bad about our own bodies

Monday 16 October 2023

New research suggests a link between viewing pictures of idealised bodies on social media and feeling dissatisfied with our own bodies.

Psychology at York ranks 7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

Monday 18 September 2023

The Department of Psychology has placed 7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 for the subject of Psychology. The ranking recognises the quality of our courses, and the experiences and opportunities they provide to our students.