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Department receives Athena SWAN bronze award

Congratulations to the Department of Psychology who has received an Athena SWAN Bronze award. The Athena SWAN charter recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. Details of the University's Athena SWAN Action Plan; Annual Lecture on 8th June 2015; calendar of events and more can be found here

Thu 30 April 2015

How the vocabulary of Harry Potter triggers emotion

Reading certain words in Harry Potter triggers part of the brain concerned with feelings say researchers.

Fri 24 April 2015

Two New MSc Scholarship Schemes for 2015

We welcome the introduction of two scholarships for students starting a taught Master's degree from October 2015. The Alumni Loyalty Scholarship offers a 20% fee reduction to holders of a 1st class honours degree and a 10% fee reduction to holders of a 2:1 honours degree. The Lancaster Master's Scholarship is offering scholarships worth £10,000 each as part of a government initiative to provide additional support for students wishing to progress to Master's level study. Read full details and...

Mon 23 February 2015

Psychology PhD studentships

Lancaster's Psychology Department has several funded PhD opportunities available for students wishing to begin their studies in 2015.

Mon 19 January 2015

Leverhulme Trust backs infancy research at Lancaster

Research into child development is to benefit from two awards worth a total of £1.3m from The Leverhulme Trust.

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Mon 08 December 2014

Great reviews for new developmental psychology textbook

Great reviews for new developmental psychology textbook

Lancaster psychology professor Gert Westermann is the co-author of a new textbook, 'A Student's Guide to Developmental Psychology', which has already gathered some very favourable reviews.

Mon 24 November 2014

Dyslexia Association award for Lancaster professor

Dyslexia Association award for Lancaster professor

Professor Kate Cain is the recipient of the 2014 Samuel Torrey Orton Award from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). This award constitutes the organisation's highest honour in recognition of an individual's outstanding contributions to the scientific study of dyslexia from research to practice.

Fri 14 November 2014

New international centre established to address child language learning and delay

New international centre established to address child language learning and delay

Experts from Lancaster University and the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool have secured one of the largest grants ever awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - to carry out research which will transform understanding of how children learn to communicate.

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Mon 24 March 2014