Departmental news archive

Athena SWAN Gold for Psychology

Posted on Thursday 10 October 2019

The Department of Psychology has been awarded a Gold Athena SWAN Award recognising the extraordinary work undertaken in the Department to improve gender equality.

Professor Liz Meins elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Posted on Monday 7 October 2019

Congratulations to Professor Liz Meins who has been elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of her outstanding research contribution.

New study on sharing shows social norms play a role in selfish and generous decision making

Posted on Monday 23 September 2019

A child’s desire to share becomes influenced by social norms around the age of eight, new research has revealed.

We're 8th in the UK

Posted on Monday 23 September 2019

Psychology at York in the top ten in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

New Online Psychology Course

Posted on Monday 9 September 2019

Dr Philip Quinlan provides an introduction to cognitive psychology as an experimental science in our new online course.

National Student Survey 2019

Posted on Friday 5 July 2019

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest psychology students in the UK.

Head of Department elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Posted on Tuesday 2 July 2019

Professor Mike Burton has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of his influential work.

York Researcher helps Radiographer detect breast cancer

Posted on Friday 14 June 2019

Dr Karla Evans' new article about the perceptual "gist" of breast cancer at the top of the "Aunt Minnie" newsfeed (the main Radiology news site)

We’re 7th in the UK

Posted on Friday 7 June 2019

Psychology at York in the top ten in the Guardian University Guide.

Reader in Psychology Awarded Mid-Career Fellowship by the British Academy

Posted on Wednesday 8 May 2019

Dr Rob Jenkins has been awarded £124,774 to support his research.

Psych!York 2019

Posted on Friday 3 May 2019

On Thursday 30th May, members of the ECR Forum from the Department of Psychology will be running the 'Psych!York: Interactive family fun' event at the Hospitium, Museum Gardens, York. The event runs from 11am to 4:30 pm and admission is free.

MIND GAMES - how you could help scientists understand memory by downloading a free app

Posted on Wednesday 17 April 2019

The York Memory Games project is looking at our ability to hold information in mind. We aim to understand what might affect or limit this ability, and how we might do a better job at preserving it. We are looking for a large number of volunteers to help us collect data through a series of games that we have designed.

Congratulations to Dr Harriet Over

Posted on Friday 15 March 2019

Many congratulations to Dr Harriet Over, winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize.

QS World Rankings by subject 2019

Posted on Wednesday 27 February 2019

The Department of Psychology maintains its place in the world top 100.

Times Good University Guide 2019

Posted on Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Department of Psychology has placed 7th in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Say Cheese! Why a toothy smile makes it easier for you to be identified

Posted on Wednesday 20 June 2018

Dr Mila Mileva led research which found a subject that has a fulsome smile in a photo makes identification easier.

York Academic to take up BSA Section Presidency

Posted on Wednesday 23 May 2018

Professor Steve Tipper will join 16 other leading academics from across the country as a Section President.

Peter Venables leaves generous gift to support undergraduate Psychology students

Posted on Wednesday 18 April 2018

Psychology department founder supports five York Futures scholarships.

York lecturer wins the prestigious Spearman Medal

Posted on Wednesday 4 April 2018

Dr Aidan Horner has won the Spearman Medal for his research in psychological and neural mechanisms.

QS World Rankings 2018

Posted on Monday 5 March 2018

Psychology has maintained its place in the world top 100.

Yormega games test working memory in teenagers

Posted on Monday 5 February 2018

Dr Fiona McNab’s research group visits school to run a series of interactive experiments.

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

Face Recognition Workshop

Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2016

Team of researchers from the department’s ERC FaceVar Lab ran an experiment/public engagement workshop on face recognition at the London Science Museum.

BPS team commends undergraduate courses at York

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2016

BPS accreditation renewed with warm commendations for BSc and MPsych programmes

Can your child help us understand sleep?

Posted on Thursday 24 November 2016

Dr Victoria Knowland speaks to Radio York about the ESRC-funded research project SleepSmart

The Criminal Brain

Posted on Wednesday 5 October 2016

International expert discusses violent crime, prevention and punishment

Upcoming EPS-funded workshop on memory

Posted on Monday 19 September 2016

The Department of Psychology is organising an interdisciplinary workshop on memory to take place in January 2017

Detecting breast cancer: how do experts spot problems so quickly?

Posted on Monday 12 September 2016

New research by Dr Karla Evans and colleagues investigates visual processes involved in evaluating mammograms.

Taught Postgraduate Funding Online Event

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2016

Find out more about how to fund your Masters degree at the University of York.

Psych!York – public engagement success

Posted on Tuesday 28 June 2016

On 11th June, postgrads and postdocs from the department put on a full day of interactive exhibits and demonstrations of their research.

Cycologists Raise More Than £1000 for YuCycle

Posted on Friday 24 June 2016

Quentin Summerfield, Glyn Hallam, Liz Kirk, Justin Funnell and David Robertson recently took part in the YuCycle 2016 charity cycling event to raise money for student sports bursaries.

Professor Alan Baddeley to receive prestigious international award.

Posted on Monday 9 May 2016

Professor Alan Baddeley is to receive the 2016 Major Advancement in Psychological Science Prize.

Would you choose a Blackberry over a Galaxy?

Posted on Monday 25 April 2016

Professor Steve Tipper and Dr Harriet Over win a £260,000 Leverhulme Trust grant to encourage healthy food choices.

Daniel Baker wins top Vision Science award

Posted on Wednesday 13 April 2016

Dr Daniel Baker has been awarded the Marr Medal for his ground-breaking research into the mechanisms of vision.

The 2nd North East Face & Person Perception Workshop

Posted on Wednesday 13 April 2016

On Wednesday the 16th of March 2016, the FaceVar lab hosted a meeting which brought together face recognition researchers from universities across the North-East of England.

Search on for Next Director of York Neuroimaging Centre

Posted on Thursday 3 March 2016

The University of York is seeking to appoint a new director for YNiC who will be a full Professor in the Department of Psychology.

York Scientists Back Met. Police Super-recognisers

Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2016

Psychologists at the University of York Department of Psychology have concluded that officers in an elite face recognition squad in the Metropolitan Police possess extraordinary powers of perception.

Psychology Students and Staff Join The Tough Mudder Legion

Posted on Monday 29 February 2016

A team from the Department of Psychology completed the York Tough Mudder course on Saturday the 1st of August, proudly wearing their UoY Psychology t-shirts.

Former Students Return for Careers Event

Posted on Thursday 18 February 2016

Some recent and not-so-recent graduates returned to the department to tell our current students where their degree has taken them.

Sleep helps to consolidate learning

Posted on Monday 11 January 2016

Dr Lisa Henderson speaks on BBC Radio York and gives a public lecture on her research relating to sleep and learning.

Head of Department to visit Hong Kong in January 2016

Posted on Monday 21 December 2015

Professor Quentin Summerfield will visit Hong Kong from 18th-25th January 2016. You can meet him and learn about Psychology at York at the British Council on 19th January and at other events during the week.

Eight PhD Studentships

Posted on Friday 13 November 2015

Eight fully funded PhD studentships are available for October 2016, deadline for applications: January 11th 2016

Four New Posts Available in the Department

Posted on Monday 12 October 2015

Three research posts and one administrative job are currently available, following the recent award of a four-year £1.3M ESRC research grant to Dr Lisa Henderson and Professor Gareth Gaskell at York, in collaboration with Professor Courtenay Norbury from University College London.

International Students excel in Psychology at York

Posted on Monday 6 July 2015

Eight gain 1st class Honours

Face recognition specialists meet at York

Posted on Sunday 5 July 2015

The department recently hosted an event for face recognition researchers and practitioners.