University of Edinburgh School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
The University of Edinburgh School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is a school within the College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. The School was formed in 2002 as a result of administrative restructuring, when several departments of what was then the Faculty of Arts were brought together. The University of Edinburgh's academic foundation is based on three Colleges containing a total of 22 Schools; among these is the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences (PPLS).
The School is composed of three subject areas:
- Philosophy (ranked 8th in the UK (45th in the world))
- Psychology (ranked 5th in the UK (37th in the world))
- Linguistics and English Language (LEL) (ranked 1st in the UK in internationally leading research)
It also houses much of the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology.
Within the School, research in Psychology is organized along 3 broad themes:
- Differential Psychology, which looks at individual differences in the way people think, behave, and feel emotions differently.
- Human Cognitive Neuroscience, which studies memory, attention, executive function, visual memory, sensory integration, and perceptuo-motor control in adults who function normally and those who possess disorders within the nervous system.
- Language Cognition and Communication, which covers topics in linguistic comprehension, understanding, invention and conversation.
- Philosophy at Edinburgh
- Psychology at Edinburgh
- Linguistics and English Language at Edinburgh
- School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Science
- Philosophical Gourmet Report
- QS World University survey
- Cross-council Lifelong Health and Well-being initiative
- "Research: Psychology". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 29 November 2011.