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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


The Evolution and Development of the Sense of Fairness

4.00PM, Online

Dr Jan Engelmann, UC Berkeley


Mind-mindedness: Predicting development into early adulthood

4.00PM, PS/B/020

Professor Liz Meins, University of York


PhD Talks

4.00PM, PS/B/020

Kira Noad, Bee Quinn, Kirralise Hansford

Postgraduate study


York researcher awarded Academy of Medical Sciences funding for emerging leaders

Wednesday 20 March 2024

A researcher from the Department of Psychology is to receive funding from The Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard scheme for emerging leaders.

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.