The Department of Psychology at Edge Hill University provides a supportive and engaging learning experience that equips our students with the skills and knowledge for the 21st Century.
The Department of Psychology is dedicated to supporting cutting-edge research and has a number of purpose-built laboratories, housing many pieces of technical equipment. The Department also provides appropriate training for students to access these advanced research methods.
As part of our dedication to providing meaningful student experiences, we integrate a number of key employability strategies both within our core curriculum as well as extracurricular provision.Discover your opportunities
Things you should know
It is our pleasure to invite you to join us for our Department of Psychology Public Lecture Series entitled “Psychology and Global Issues”.Find out more
Call for better integration of mental health and alcohol services
The relationship between alcohol and mental health among UK minority ethnic groups is explored in a joint report showing differences across minority ethnic groups.
Fewer females may be diagnosed with autism due to gender bias, new research suggests
Fewer females may be diagnosed with autism due to misconceptions that autism is a male condition, new research has found.
New data reveals the demographics and psychology behind the meteoric rise in board gaming
Psychologists from Edge Hill University have investigated the players behind the soaring popularity of board games, providing data that could help clinicians employ games as a therapeutic tool.
Psychology student draws on loss of mum to inspire pandemic research
An Edge Hill University psychology student has drawn on the loss of her mum to inspire research into grief during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Edge Hill academic shares expertise to help shape policy on gaming research
Edge Hill academic Linda Kaye has shared her expertise to help shape government policy on video gaming research.
Edge Hill research suggests autism diagnoses overlook cultural differences
Edge Hill researchers have published a paper highlighting how the standard model of autism diagnosis can overlook cultural differences.
North West Cancer Research-funded team explore impact of cancer diagnoses on informal caregivers
A team of North West Cancer Research-funded researchers is exploring the psychological impact of cancer diagnoses on informal caregivers.
People with faceblindness aren’t believed by their doctors – here’s what needs to change
In a new article for The Conversation, Senior Lecturer in Psychology Dr Edwin Burns explores the brain disorder prosopagnosia, also known as faceblindness.
Edge Hill professor appointed new chair of addiction charity to help ambitious growth strategy
Edge Hill University Professor Derek Heim has been appointed the new chair of UK SMART Recovery, a leading national charity supporting people to overcome addictions.
Internationally-acclaimed psychologist takes his books on boxing to the bright lights of Hollywood
Edge Hill University’s world-renowned Professor of Psychology Geoff Beattie is having two of his books turned into a major Hollywood film.
Family friendly workshop highlights healthy ageing to combat dementia
Edge Hill University researchers and Aughton and Ormskirk u3a welcomed more than 170 visitors to a workshop highlighting healthy ageing to combat dementia.
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What do clinical psychologists do?
Think you might be interested in a career in clinical psychology? Looking to find out more about what the job might involve, and how to get there? This blog is here to help.
PsychSoc – Edge Hill’s student psychology society
In 2018, three students formed Edge Hill University’s We Are Psychology Society. We speak to Hannah, Grace and Millie, members of the society.
Autism, otherwise known as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is experienced differently by every autistic person. We speak to Dr Gray Atherton to understand her research surrounding autism and the autistic spectrum.
Nothing happens until a neuron fires
In the Department of Psychology, our lecturers are experts in what they teach. Dr Derek Larkin, one of our Senior Lecturers, specialises his research in the area of Clinical and Abnormal Psychology.
Get your head in the game
Dr Linda Kaye, Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Cyberpsychology Section and Reader in Psychology at Edge Hill explains how online settings have become even more valuable to our psychological wellbeing during the recent unprecedented events and how this will continue in the future.
Paid psychology internship scheme
New ideas, a fresh perspective, and a passion for psychology are just a few of the attributes that make students the perfect research interns.
BPS accredited degrees
Four of our undergraduate courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and our MSc Conversion course allows graduates to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS.
We were ranked 2nd in the North West for Psychology by the Guardian University Guide 2024
Gender equality: Athena SWAN
The Department of Psychology is committed to promoting equality and diversity for all staff and students. In October 2018, we successfully obtained our Bronze Award.Find out more
Achieve your potential
We are committed to high quality research. The Research Excellence Framework (2021) rated 57% of our outputs world-leading or internationally excellent
Get in touch
PsychSoc is a society “by students, for students” to help provide a supportive community for students studying in our Department. If you are a current student, you can join by visiting the Student Union website and logging in with your university details.