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School gains Athena SWAN Silver award

Thursday 05 July 2018

Athena Swan Silver Award and School sign

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

Stanford Prison Experiment plaque.

Standford Prison Experiment not what we thought?

Thursday 28 June 2018

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

Monday 05 February 2018

Food swapped for grooming favours


Professor Reicher on Turkey

Thursday 01 February 2018

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

Wednesday 31 January 2018

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


Mate-choice copying in humans – are all the taken men good?

Monday 29 January 2018

New study casts doubt on theories about human partner-choice

Cell Block Science

Wednesday 03 January 2018

Is it right to say people caught in a terror scare 'panic'?

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Nevitt Sandford award 2017

Friday 11 August 2017

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Maggie Ellis

New communication technique helps people with dementia

Thursday 03 August 2017

Method could reduce social isolation


‘Animal culture’ reshapes ideas about evolution

Monday 24 July 2017

Adaptation led by cultural change may shape genetic evolution

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Animal cognition expert honoured by the British Psychological Society

Monday 24 July 2017

Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor Richard Byrne


How “great” an ape are you?

Thursday 20 July 2017

Online test reveals if humans instinctively understand our closest relatives


Dramatic differences spotted in chimp communities

Friday 23 June 2017

Neighbours vary in hunting and rank


Chimps pass on knowledge to the next generation

Thursday 01 June 2017

Apes have ability thought to be unique to humans


Beauty and the beholder

Thursday 18 May 2017

Familiar faces breed attraction, according to new research