The history of the School of Psychology and Neuroscience
The University has been involved with study of Psychology for over a century.
The School is renamed the School of Psychology and Neuroscience, following the incorporation of neuroscientists from the School of Biology.
The Living Links to Human Evolution research centre opens at Edinburgh Zoo, where researchers can study the behaviour and cognitive abilities of capuchins and squirrel monkeys.
The results of the national Research Assessment Exercise are published, and the School is placed 7th out of 76 UK psychology departments in the UK.
The Sutton Trust, which is dedicated to improving social mobility through education, sends children to a summer school at the School. This summer activity has continued annually.
Marie Johnston is appointed as the first female professor of psychology and the third female professor in the University, following Margaret Fairlie (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1940) and Ursula Martin (Professor of Computational Science, 1992).
Richard Morris designs the ‘water maze’ task, which is now a standard rodent behavioural task, in the School. His article has been cited over 1,500 times.
The department moves from St Katherine's Lodge, The Scores, to its current location in the Old Library building, dating from the Victorian era.
Malcolm Jeeves is appointed Foundation Professor of Psychology in St Andrews and creates the modern School.