CUSP, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

Citizenship under Covid-19

As the pandemic proceeds, the first academic research on its effects is being published. Social psychologist Dr Eleni Andreouli writes about how the Covid-19 experience has changed UK political discourse and models of citizenship. Covid-19 has certainly altered the fundamentals of the way we live our lives. For the most part, the ‘science’ of Covid-19… Continue reading Citizenship under Covid-19

Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Research in the School

What happens when a websleuth meets a real detective?

Graham Pike and Camilla Elphick from the Open University's Centre for Policing Research and Learning have published new research on the phenomenon of the websleuth. You’ve just witnessed a crime. It happened quickly, too quickly for you to film on your phone, but you got a good look at what happened. You gave the police… Continue reading What happens when a websleuth meets a real detective?

Psychology, Research in the School

Become a research participant in a study of jurors’ decision-making

Drs James Munro, Lara Frumkin, Jim Turner and Lee Curley from the School are conducting research into how jurors in Scottish courtrooms make decisions. Would you like to participate in the study? Check the information and the link below. We are conducting a study into how individuals make decisions in Scottish courtrooms. As researchers we… Continue reading Become a research participant in a study of jurors’ decision-making

Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Research in the School

Seeing familiar faces out of context – would you know that face anywhere?

Dr Ailsa Strathie  discusses her recent work with another academic from the School, Dr Sarah Laurence on the limits of familiar face recognition, published in a new article in the journal Perception. Imagine you take a day trip to a town you rarely visit. While walking around you spot a former colleague who lives and works in this area.… Continue reading Seeing familiar faces out of context – would you know that face anywhere?

Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

School forensic research in the news

New research by academics in the School features in articles in The Times and The Scottish Legal News. Research by four of the School's academics, Drs Lee Curley, James Munro, Lara Frumkin and Jim Turner, is currently receiving high profile news coverage. The research surveyed Scottish lawyers to obtain their opinions on controversial features of… Continue reading School forensic research in the news