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

Steve Reicher Sanford awaard

Nevitt Sandford award 2017

Professor Stephen Reicher has received the Nevitt Sandord award from the International Society for Political Psychology.

Maggie Ellis - feature

New communication technique helps people with dementia

Method could reduce social isolation


‘Animal culture’ reshapes ideas about evolution

Adaptation led by cultural change may shape genetic evolution

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

Animal cognition expert honoured by the British Psychological Society

Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor Richard Byrne


How “great” an ape are you?

Online test reveals if humans instinctively understand our closest relatives

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