2013 News

This side up: brain responses to faces’ expressions are affected by their orientation

Posted on Tuesday 24 December 2013

Grim looking faces are shedding new light on the brain mechanisms underlying our perception of expressions.

PhD studentships available

Posted on Tuesday 12 November 2013

Seven studentships covering home fees and a stipend are available for for 2014

A fearful chimp responds to the snake Budongo Forest, Uganda. Credit: Anne Schel
Do chimps deliberately warn one another of danger?

Posted on Thursday 17 October 2013

An investigation led by researchers in the Department has revealed surprising similarities between human and chimpanzee communication.

null
Prestigious BPS Award for Andy Young

Posted on Friday 30 August 2013

Professor Andy Young has been awarded the British Psychological Society's Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge.

Are you the cleverest primate?

Posted on Thursday 29 August 2013

Interactive games will let you compare yourself with our nearest relatives and learn about studying apes and monkeys in the wild.

Welcome to new faculty

Posted on Monday 29 July 2013

The Department warmly welcomes its new members of faculty, Professor Liz Meins and Dr Jonny Smallwood

75w
Department scoops prizes in student-led teaching and supervision awards.

Posted on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Psychology staff figured prominently in the "Excellence in Teaching and Supervision Awards".

Two PhD studentships in Visual Neuroscience available

Posted on Tuesday 2 July 2013

Two fully-funded places to study vision and visual dysfunction at York in conjunction with partner universities in Germany and the Netherlands.

Katie Slocombe TEDxHull talk
Katie Slocombe presents Language of Chimpanzees talk at TEDxHull

Posted on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Katie Slocombe’s recent TEDx talk was featured as one of the 4 best TEDx talks given worldwide that week.

null
Gary Lewis joins the Department

Posted on Wednesday 12 June 2013

Dr Gary Lewis has joined the department as a lecturer, bringing with him a genetic perspective on social psychology.

null
Vice Chancellor's Teaching Awards for Meesha Warmington and Elaine Tham

Posted on Monday 3 June 2013

Congratulations to Dr Meesha Warmington and to Elaine Tham who have been recognised for their contributions to teaching in the Department.

null
Rob Jenkins elected to Global Young Academy

Posted on Friday 31 May 2013

Dr Rob Jenkins joins an international group that speaks up for young scientists.

map of japan - rob jenkins news article
Japan Fellowship for Rob Jenkins

Posted on Friday 31 May 2013

Dr Rob Jenkins who recently joined the department as Senior Lecturer is awarded a prestigious international fellowship to visit a japanese lab this summer

Analysis of Thatcher interview technique reveals tactics

Posted on Thursday 30 May 2013

Margaret Thatcher's political interviews show patterns which helped wrong-foot her interviewers

Departmental Manager Sought

Posted on Wednesday 8 May 2013

The Department is seeking to appoint an outstanding graduate administrator as Department Manager.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day, November 12th

Posted on Wednesday 6 March 2013

Register now to find out more about our postgraduate courses.

Dr Karla Evans joins the Department

Posted on Friday 1 March 2013

The Department warmly welcomes its newest member of faculty, Dr Karla Evans.

York neuroscientists shed new light on human vision

Posted on Monday 25 February 2013

New study identifies two separate brain systems involved in seeing objects.

York Psychology Graduate Scoops National Science Writing Prize

Posted on Wednesday 9 January 2013

Cassie Barton, who graduated from the Department in 2011, has won the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2012.

Frith prize for York Graduate

Posted on Wednesday 9 January 2013

Dr Aidan Horner has won the Experimental Psychology Society’s 2012 Frith Prize.

The Department is seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Psychology.

Posted on Wednesday 20 June 2012

The closing date for applications in Wednesday January 30th 2013.

Chair in Psychology

Posted on Thursday 24 May 2012

Continuing our expansion, the Department is looking to appoint a new professor.

News archive