Psychology at the College research showcase

The College of Social Science research showcase took place on 6th June 2018. Attendees were treated to updates on research, income generation, and impact from all corners of the College. Psychology was represented this year by Hannah Merdian, Kirsty Miller and Kay Ritchie. Hannah’s talk (along with colleague, Danielle Kettleborough) detailed some of the work…

Kirsty is a finalist for the Writing with Integrity Award

Dr. Kirsty Miller has been named as a finalist for the Writing with Integrity Award. This is part of the Turnitin Global Innovation Awards 2017. The Awards recognise excellence in promoting academic integrity, student engagement and the innovative use of Turnitin by individual members of staff. The Writing with Integrity Award is given to an educator…

Can you teach an old ear new tricks?

Audition plays a crucial role in native or second language acquisition. Unlike English, Mandarin Chinese is a tonal language. One of the main challenges of learning a second language is hearing and reproducing unfamiliar speech sounds. Despite several studies indicating that musical training and auditory acuity influence second language learning, little is known about whether…

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