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
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.
Leading psychologist releases new book Doubt: A Psychological Exploration
An internationally acclaimed psychologist from Edge Hill University has released a new book exploring the psychological basis for self-doubt and how it has impacted on people, history and the world.
Researchers develop new tool to measure how social media behaviour can impact wellbeing
Screen time in itself is not an accurate reflection of the impact social media can have on wellbeing, new research has found.
Edge Hill psychologist joins effort to help UKRI hit net zero
An Edge Hill University psychologist is helping UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to set out a plan to deliver carbon neutral computing by 2040 or sooner.
Press attitudes towards autism are “stereotypically negative” says new study
Representations of autism in the national British press remain skewed towards stereotypically negative views, a comprehensive new study has found.
Professor Geoff Beattie is appointed Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford
Leading psychologist Professor Geoff Beattie from Edge Hill University has been appointed Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (OCLW) and a member of Wolfson College in recognition of his literary scholarship.
New research shows that pet ownership can improve the lives of people with autism
New research led by psychologists at Edge Hill University has shown that animal ownership has multiple benefits for adults diagnosed with autism.
Edge Hill academics shortlisted for supporting PhD students
Two Edge Hill University academics have been shortlisted for their support as supervisors with PhD students.
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 as “world-leading” by the Times Higher in the World University Rankings 2020.
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 have a consistent track record of supporting our students to gain good degree outcomes. In 2018, we celebrated 87% of our final year students receiving “good-class honours” (2:1 classification or above), with 37% of overall awards gaining a First Class Honours degree.
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.