Photo 1 [3 September 2015] Rachael Jack is the recipient of Emotion Researcher's Young Researcher Spotlight for her work on facial expressions at the University of Glasgow Her article in Emotion Researcher titled Understanding the Face as a Dynamic Communication Tool can be found here)
Photo 2 [14 August 2015] Dr. Marios Philiastides’ lab publishes a paper in Nature Communications on the role of feedback processing during reinforcement learning. Using cutting edge multimodal neuroimaging (simultaneous EEG-fMRI), Dr. Philiastides’ team uncovered the spatiotemporal dynamics of two separate but interacting value systems that shape reward learning in the human brain. Their research approach opens up new avenues for the investigation of the neural systems underlying value-based decision making in humans. Crucially, their findings have the potential to further improve our understanding of how everyday responses to rewarding or stressful events can affect our capacity to make optimal decisions, as well as facilitate the study of how mental disorders - such as chronic stress, obsessive-compulsive-disorder, post-traumatic disorder and depression - affect learning and strategic planning.
Photo 3 [24 June 2015] Glasgow is part of a group of international scientists that has been awarded £724,000 from the US Office of Naval Research in a joint venture with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to advance ‘deep scene understanding’ in machines. The goal is to develop mechanisms that can recognise their environments and the behaviours of people within that environment and respond accordingly. Professor Philippe Schyns, Director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, who is leading the Glasgow contribution to the project said: “If robots of science fiction are to become reality they will need to be much more aware of their surroundings and be able to adapt to situations accordingly – to be more human essentially.” The project is titled - ‘Understanding Scenes and Events through Joint Parsing, Cognitive Reasoning and Lifelong Learning’ and more details are available here)
Photo 4 [5 June 2015] Psychology at Glasgow has consistently been rated within the top 10 of over 100 UK universities by all the major 'league tables' such as the Times and the Guardian, scoring particularly high in overall satisfaction with the course and the value we add to every student.
Photo 5 [4 June 2015] Lisa DeBruine (lead exhibitor) together with Philippe Schyns, Ben Jones and Rachael Jack (co-exhibitors) are presenting at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibit in London at the end of this month. This is the most prestigious UK public engagement event with Glasgow being the only Scottish university represented, plus Face Facts has been selected as one of the three headlining exhibits. The Glasgow Science Centre and Dimensional Imaging helped create the exhibit. See more details here)
Psychology at the University of Glasgow is rated very highly for research and teaching.
In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, Psychology at Glasgow was ranked #1 in research intensity (jointly with UCL) according to the Times Higher Education. We earned the highest grade possible (4*) for a very high proportion (44%) of research. For teaching, we are consistently ranked 1st in Scotland and in the top 5 in the UK in national league tables, such as #2 in the 2015 Guardian Universities Guide.
The Subject Area of Psychology spans two colleges:

-  the College of Science
   and Engineering

-  the College of Medical,
    Veterinary and Life Sciences
October 9th 2015, 15:30

Professor James A. Russell
from the Emotion Development Lab, Boston College
(invited by Philippe G. Schyns)
October 23rd 2015, 15:30

Dr Catherine Pelachaud
from the Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique
(invited by Philippe G. Schyns)