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, 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

Research in the School

How have you been affected by the coronavirus? Take part in a survey

Dr Lara Frumkin and colleagues from the School are running a study to examine how people think and respond to the coronavirus situation. They want to hear from a wide range of people. Whether you’ve been directly affected by the virus or not, take 15 minutes to complete their survey, here.

Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Research in the School

Bias against witnesses?

Are all witnesses equal, or are some given more attention because of how they sound, and look? In new, highly topical research, Lara Frumkin and Anna Stone used mock witness statements and showed they are received differently depending on the witness's accent, age - and race. Is justice blind? Criminal trials should be based on… Continue reading Bias against witnesses?

Psychology, Psychology in the world

Public reactions to COVID-19

Dr Jim Turner and Dr Lara Frumkin from the School consider psychological reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, asking how far the current extraordinary situation resembles other major incidents, like terrorist attacks. They describe their new research project to investigate people's responses to COVID-19 and invite readers to participate in the study. Psychologists… Continue reading Public reactions to COVID-19