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The School of Psychology & Neuroscience at St Andrews is a world
class department with a long and distinguished history.

Athena Swan Silver Award and School sign

School gains Athena SWAN Silver award

The Athena SWAN Silver award recognises the School’s efforts in promoting gender equality and an inclusive environment.

Standford Prison Experiment plaque.

Standford Prison Experiment not what we thought?

New evidence from the Zimbardo archives challenges everything you have taught (or been taught) about the Stanford Prison Experiment


Rats help each other out just as humans do

Food swapped for grooming favours


Professor Reicher on Turkey

This week Steve Reicher, Professor of Social Psychology, was in Istanbul as an observer under the auspices of the International Society for Political Psychology at the trial of an academic colleague accused of terrorist propaganda by the Turkish Government. This is his personal first-hand account.


Killer whale can mimic human speech

“Wikie” can repeat the words “hello” and “bye bye”

Psychology building

Prospective students

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses including part-time evening degree


Current students

Information for current undergraduate and postgraduates



Who-does-what among all members of the school, academic and supporting



Active research groups in the school