Peter Lamont


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Research Interests

Historical and conceptual issues in psychology, especially history of unorthodox psychology. History and psychology of magic and the paranormal. Discursive psychology of beliefs about the paranormal.


1990-94: MA in Economic and Social History (First Class Honours), University of Edinburgh [graduated as top student in cohort]

1995-96: Postgraduate Certificate in Theology, University of Edinburgh

1996-97: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Moray House Institute of Education

1997-2002 (part-time): PhD in Economic and Social History, University of Edinburgh

Research Groups


Y1: History of Psychology
Y2: Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology
Y3: Qualitative Research Methods
Y4: History of Unorthodox Psychology
MSc: Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology; Knowledge Exchange (Psychological Research Skills); History of Unorthodox Psychology (MSc in History and Theory of Psychology).

Administrative Roles

Programme Director, MSc in History and Theory of Psychology [2008 – present]
PPLS Director of Knowledge Exchange (Public Engagement) [2011 – present]
College of HSS Knowledge Exchange Commitee [2011 - present]
PPLS Postgraduate Commitee [2008 - present]
PPLS Postgraduate Board of Examiners [2008 - present]
PPLS Postgraduate Teaching Committee [2008 - present]
Course Organiser, Psychology 1 [2008 - 2011]
Psycchology Staff Student Liaison Committee [2008-2011]
Psychology Undergraduate Teaching Commitee [2008-2011]
Psychology Undergraduate Special Circumstances Committee [2008-2011]
Psychology Undergraduate Exam Scrutiny Committee [2008-2011]
Psychology Undergraduate Quality Assurance Exercise Committee [2008-2011]



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