Photo 1 [23 May 2018]

Spearman Medal for Rachael Jack

Congratulations to Dr Rachael Jack, who was awarded the Spearman Medal at the British Psychological Society Gala Dinner on Thursday 3 May.

The medal recognises outstanding published work in psychology by candidates no more than eight years after the completion of their PhD. Rachael shares the award with Dr Claire Haworth of the University of Bristol.

Photo 2 [2 May 2018]

Showcase of Pedagogical Research at the School of Psychology

The School of Psychology has been very active in conducting pedagogical research of a high standard as evidenced by the number of presentations from the School at the recent annual Learning and Teaching Conference.

For those that missed the conference and want to hear more about teaching related research that is currently underway by the School we have scheduled to deliver these talks on Thursday 24 May 10-12 pm at the Seminar room.

Speakers: Maxine Swingler, Phil McAleer, Helena Paterson, Larissa Szymanek, Maria Gardani and Ute Barret
Photo 3 [24 April 2018] The PsyTeachR team was selected for a £1000 College Team Teaching Excellence Award. The team consists of Heather Cleland Woods, Helena Paterson, Niamh Stack, Dale Barr, Phil McAleer and Lisa DeBruine. The panel praised the Teaching Reproducible Psychology with R workshop, co-creation of materials with students, and online approaches.
Photo 4 [17 April 2018] A new study by Anne Keitel, Joachim Gross and Christoph Kayser (CCNi) uncovers neural mechanisms during natural speech comprehension. By focusing on stimulus-specific timescales and measuring comprehension on individual trials, we show that distinct neural and linguistic timescales relate to speech encoding along the auditory-motor pathway. The findings suggest spatially and temporally distinct brain mechanisms that directly shape our comprehension. The study was published in PLoS Biology: Keitel, Gross, & Kayser (2018). Perceptually relevant speech tracking in auditory and motor cortex reflects distinct linguistic features. PLoS Bio 16(3).
Photo 5 [16 April 2018]

Congratulations to Rachael Jack for hosting the very successful Consortium of European Research on Emotion (CERE) 2018 conference held at the University on 4-5 April.

More than 300 delegates attended with 27 countries represented.

Many thanks to Lindsay Wilson, Morag Wallace, Joanna Wincenciak, Lewis Thomson, Marc Becirspahic, and Chaona Chen who contributed largely to its success!

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
May 31st 2018, 15:00

Profs Satu/Matias Palva
from the University of Helsinki
(invited by )