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Department of Psychology


Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021

20 September 2021

Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021 The Department would like to highlight a group of postdocs, representing our community, for appreciation. "The active postdoc community in our department is absolutely key to our position as a world-leading research institution. Postdocs and research fellows are not only the primary...

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Psychology in Cambridge is number 1 on the THE ranking

Psychology is ranked 1st in 2022 for Best UK Universities in The Guardian & Times Higher Education World University Rankings

16 September 2021

Psychology is ranked 1st in 2022 for Best UK Universities in The Guardian & Times Higher Education World University Rankings > See Ranking for Psychology in the Times Higher Education . > See Ranking for The Guadian A big congratulations to all the Psychology members for these amazing results.

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Sakshi Ghai has received the prestigious Jenessa Shapiro Graduate Research Award

15 September 2021

sakshi_headshot.png Sakshi Ghai has been awarded the prestigious Jenessa Shapiro Award from Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). "The award is named in memory of UCLA professor Jenessa Shapiro, who thought it was extremely important to promote diversity and inclusion in her lab, at the university, and in...

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Alex Schnell, Nicky Clayton and other researchers have recently found that the cuttlefish can remember

18 August 2021

Alexandra K. Schnell , Nicola S. Clayton (Department of Psychology), Roger T. Hanlon and Christelle Jozet-Alves on research funded by the Royal Society and the Grass Foundation, found evidence that the cuttlefish memory of specific events does not deteriorate with age. The results were published in the journal Proceedings...

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Alexandra Schnell and Nicola Clayton in article about intelligence observed in octopuses and UK new bill recognising animals as sentient.

6 August 2021

a._schenell_and_n._clayton_new_scientist_.png An article in New Scientist, SPINELESS LEGISLATION, by Alexandra Schnell & Nicola Clayton discusses a study on invertebrates, particularly the octopuses, where behaviour indicates being able to experience emotions and pain. They defend that cephalopods have brain receptors...

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Psychology Undergraduate Awards 2021

4 August 2021

Department of Psychology Undergraduates Prizes 2021 Many congratulations to all the students below, who were awarded prizes in the 2021 examinations. The British Psychological Society Prize for Best Performance across Accredited Programmes was awarded to: Millie Preece, JE The Cambridge University Press Prize for best...

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Research on the new Caledonian crows is on the BBC Earth programme.

2 August 2021

The BBC Earth Amaze Me with Chris and Megs talks about research on the episode called "How smart are crows?" available on their Facebook page . The BBC Earth programme focuses on the amazing cognitive capacities of crows in general, and specifically the New Caledonian crow, which uses and manufactures a variety of tools...

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In Memory of Dr Dawn M Eagle (1968-2019).

9 July 2021

Amy Milton, Chiara Giuliano, Nicole Horst, Rutsuko Ito, Sharon Morein-Zamir, Jenn Murray & Emma Robinson. dawn_eagle.jpeg Dawn Eagle was a brilliant scientist, a caring and generous mentor, a fiercely loyal friend and ardent supporter of other women in science. Everything she did was accomplished with excellence...

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EBPS Symposium Tribute to the Late Dr Dawn Eagle.

9 July 2021

dawn_eagle.jpeg On July 15th, at the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society 's biennial meeting, Dr Amy Milton will chair a symposium in tribute to the late Dr Dawn Eagle, which will include a contribution from her past (Professor Christelle Baunez, Professor Emma Robinson, Dr Karly Turner) and present (Professor Trevor...

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Dr S. Schnall and R. Henderson published study finding that people more afraid of catching COVID-19 are more judgemental.

9 June 2021

Researchers studying how we make moral judgements found that people more concerned about catching COVID-19 were more disapproving of the wrong-doings of others, whatever they were doing wrong. “The link between being concerned about COVID-19 and moral condemnation is about risks to wellbeing. If you’re more conscious of...

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