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  Research opportunities in the Department of Psychology

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Our Department of Psychology is among the world's top psychology departments*, excelling in both teaching and research. We offer two research degree programmes.
  Establishing whether children form stereotypes via statistical learning
  Dr D Martin, Dr J Hutchison
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will establish how children’s social stereotypes form as they repeatedly encounter social information across different situations.
  Development of prospective memory in early childhood
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Dr R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Dr Ruth Ford ([email protected]). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/about/psychology/our-staff/ruth-ford.
  Childhood outcomes after a trial of extra protein for babies born very preterm
  Prof JE Harding, Dr C McKinlay, Dr JA Brown, Assoc Prof T Wouldes
Applications accepted all year round

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The Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland has a PhD project assessing childhood outcomes after early nutritional trials.
  Language and numerical cognition: Does the language that we conduct maths in affect our performance?
  Dr I Xenidou-Dervou
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Many consider mathematics to be a universal language. Arabic numerals are indeed used widely throughout the world; however, number-naming systems vary significantly across languages.
  PhD Studentships in Psychology

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 The Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London invites applications for PhD studentships in the academic year 2020-21.
  Cognitive Robotics and Human Robot Interaction
  Prof A Cangelosi
Applications accepted all year round

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Research on cognitive robotics focuses on the design of intelligent behaviour and sensorimotor and cognitive skills in robots, by taking inspiration from human cognition (psychology) and brain mechanisms (neuroscience).
  Uncovering 3D genome architecture in annelid worms
  Dr JM Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  Investigating face perception in developmental prosopagnosia
  Dr K Gray
Applications accepted all year round

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Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) is a neurodevelopmental condition associated with impairments recognising familiar faces and discriminating between unfamiliar faces.
  Childhood outcomes after trials of new treatments before and around the time of birth
  Prof JE Harding
Applications accepted all year round

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Randomized trials provide the most reliable evidence of the effects of new treatments. However, for new treatments that are intended to improve the care of mothers and babies before and soon after birth, the potential benefits and harms may not become apparent until much later.
  Investigating the incidence of falls and relationship to motor ability in autistic adults
  Dr E Gowen, Dr E Stanmore, Dr E Poliakoff
Applications accepted all year round

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Autism is a life-long developmental condition that affects how a person communicates and interacts with people. In addition to these social symptoms, >70% of autistic individuals show signs of altered motor control such as less accurate eye-hand coordination, unstable balance and abnormal gait patterns.
  Self-organisation as a theory of brain development
  Dr SP Wilson, Dr JV Stone
Applications accepted all year round

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Self-organisation is a general theory of how function is assigned to cortical microcircuits. The theory predicts that a balance between cooperative and competitive interactions in local cortical circuits, consolidated by Hebbian learning, results in similar inputs being represented by nearby neurons.
  Interplay between psychological processes and cultural contexts
  Dr T Imada
Applications accepted all year round

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Much of the psychological literature is based on the research findings from Western cultures, and we cannot assume that such psychological findings can be generalized to people in non-Western cultures.
  Perception in a dynamic multisensory world
  Prof U Noppeney
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to unravel the computations and neural mechanisms that enable us to perceive, understand and interact effectively with the dynamic multisensory world around us.
  Polygenic and environmental markers of mental health status in New Zealand children
  Prof K Waldie, Dr C Walker
Applications accepted all year round

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The successful applicant will work on a cross-faculty project investigating the biological and environmental pathways underpinning childhood depression and anxiety symptoms.
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