News 2017

Researchers reveal new insights into why sleep is good for our memory

Posted on Wednesday 15 November 2017

Researchers in the Department of Psychology have shed new light on sleep's vital role in helping us make the most of our memory.

World class psychology department

Posted on Friday 10 November 2017

The Department of Psychology at the University of York is the third best psychology department in the UK, according to a brand new 2018 Times Higher Education World University League Table.

Director of Teaching and Learning

Posted on Thursday 12 October 2017

The Department of Psychology at the University of York is seeking to appoint a Director of Teaching and Learning.

Two new lecturer posts

Posted on Tuesday 12 September 2017

Psychology at York is seeking to appoint two lecturers to new posts.

Visual illusion could help you read smaller font

Posted on Tuesday 11 July 2017

Exposure to a common visual illusion may enhance your ability to read fine print, according to new research from psychologists at the University of York and the University of Glasgow.

Brain health in later life

Posted on Tuesday 11 July 2017

Leading researchers and older people met to discuss the latest research findings on brain health in later life.

Dr Heidi Baseler speaks at Blind Veterans UK Event (24 May)

Posted on Monday 26 June 2017

Dr Heidi Baseler was invited to speak at the charity Blind Veterans UK conference on ‘Life beyond sight loss’ at the Victory Services Club in London, as one of a select panel of world-renowned experts on sight loss.

Jet wins two research impact competitions

Posted on Friday 23 June 2017

Psychology PhD student Jet Sanders has won first prizes in both this year’s University of York Three Minute Thesis (3MT) and Falling Walls competitions.

Students win summer bursary awards

Posted on Wednesday 7 June 2017

We're pleased to announce that nine undergraduate students from the Department of Psychology have won competitive awards providing funds to help them carry out new research projects, working closely with academic supervisors over the summer.

Recognition for exceptional teaching

Posted on Friday 2 June 2017

Congratulations to Dr Shirley-Ann Rueschemeyer who has been received a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award.

Staying sharp – looking after our thinking skills as we age

Posted on Wednesday 31 May 2017

The University of York and Age UK have collaborated to share research about brain health in older age. On Friday 30 June, leading researchers on the topic will be in York to discuss their findings and talk to members of the public.

Professor Peter Venables

Posted on Thursday 27 April 2017

It is with great sadness that the Department of Psychology announces the death of Professor Peter Venables, founder of the Department and former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Analysing the way children sleep could help us to understand autism

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2017

On average, humans spend roughly a third of their lives asleep. This might sound like quite a long time, but sleep has been shown to be vital for “normal” human functioning. Without enough sleep, things go downhill for most people pretty quickly.

Mysteries of the mind

Posted on Friday 24 March 2017

How the brain thinks is a question increasingly posed by students studying for an MSc in cognitive neuroscience at the Department of Psychology.

PhD studentship available on sleep

Posted on Friday 10 March 2017

We’re looking to recruit a PhD student to join the Sleep, Language and Memory lab, under the supervision of Dr Lisa Henderson and Prof Gareth Gaskell.

Two lectureships advertised

Posted on Monday 6 February 2017

Department of Psychology seeking talented academics to join our team

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