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University of Sheffield, Department of Psychology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  A network approach to bipolar disorder: developing a network analysis of the relationship between depression and mania
  Prof R Bentall
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Project description. Abstract. Bipolar disorder is a severe but complex condition, which may not be entirely separate from the other psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia (Tamminga et al., 2014).
  Adolescent anxiety - Approach and avoidance
  Dr L Levita
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Adolescence does not end until one’s mid-twenties, it is a prolonged period of change both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, it is also a period associated with high levels of anxiety and risk for developing anxiety disorders.
  Advancing personalised care: treatment selection and outcome prediction research
  Dr J Delgadillo, Prof M Barkham
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Personalized medicine, defined as “the use of marker-assisted diagnosis and targeted therapies” (Ginsburg & McCarthy, 2001), has enhanced health and preventive care for conditions such as cardiovascular problems, cancer and osteoporosis.
  Analysing Big Data to Understand Learning
  Dr T Stafford
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I have access to large existing data sets which contain the potential to show skill development on real-world tasks for large numbers of people (i.e.
  Assessing the hemodynamic signal sources of fMRI based spontaneous connectivity maps and how neuronal plasticity such as increased spatial working memory can change these networks
  Dr J Berwick
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Many psychiatric (e.g. schizophrenia) and neurological diseases are characterised by a disturbance of the connections between different parts of the brain that need to communicate with one another.
  Attachment style and relation to health and coping in adults
  Dr J Martin, Dr A Millings
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Different attachment styles are known to be associated with differences in cognition, affect, and behaviour with regard to close relationships in adults.
  Attention and Perception in autism spectrum conditions
  Prof E Milne
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This project will investigate perception and attention in individuals with autism spectrum conditions using a mixture of behavioural psychophysics and EEG methodologies.
  Autonomic Regulation in Individuals with Childhood Maltreatment History
  Dr A Debowska, Dr L Levita
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The adverse effects of child maltreatment on mental and physical health are well documented in the literature. Although direct pathways via physiological mechanisms have been proposed for this association, research using biomarkers elucidating autonomic regulation in childhood maltreatment survivors is rare.
  Body image treatment: The role of mirror exposure in reducing eating pathology
  Prof G Waller
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The most effective treatment for negative body image is mirror exposure, reducing avoidance and providing accurate feedback on appearance.
  Changing health, social and environmental behaviours with the Question-Behaviour Effect.
  Dr C Wood
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The Question-Behaviour Effect (QBE) is a simple intervention whereby asking questions about a future behaviour increases the likelihood of that behaviour being performed.
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