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Psychology & Psychiatry (self) PhD Research Projects

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We have 139 Psychology & Psychiatry (self) PhD Research Projects

To increase understanding of the health benefits of self-compassion in the context of chronic illness and other long-term health conditions

Current theory indicates that the self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness components of self-compassion can foster adaptive responses to the perceived setbacks and shortcomings that people experience in the context of living with a chronic illness. Read more

Habitual and contextual self in information processing

Self biases are pervasive in our decision making and even in the way we see the world. Evaluating the properties of these biases provides a critical way of trying to understand what we mean by the self – a longstanding quest to numerous disciplines (e.g., psychology, philosophy, neuroscience). Read more

Self-organisation as a theory of brain development

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. Read more

Improving the lives of older adults with hearing loss: Developing a self-report measure of effortful listening to guide clinical practice

Hearing loss is the most prevalent sensory deficit. In the UK, more than 10 million adults have a hearing loss. Because it is often associated with old age and the size of the older population is growing, it is predicted that there will be more than 14 million people with a hearing loss by 2030. Read more

Self -funded MRes – What helps older people with dementia continue with their home-based Tai Chi exercise programme?

About this self-funded MRes project. Statistically analyse a dataset from a randomised controlled feasibility trial where older people with dementia and their family carers participated in a Tai Chi exercise programme. Read more

Culturally Competent Health Behaviour Change Interventions: Can we adapt the MAP approach to meet the needs of BAME communities?

Applications are invited for a self-funded PhD project to investigate feasibility and outcomes related to the development and application of a culturally adapted health behaviour change approach to improve health outcomes for people with long-term health conditions. Read more

Perceptual stability in Virtual Reality across the adult lifespan

When we move, stationary parts of the world around us move on the retina. Of course, usually we correctly interpret this retinal motion as due to our own movement and not movement of the surrounding environment. Read more

Individual differences in empathy and facial expression recognition: Theoretical and clinical implications

Understanding what others are feeling is central to empathy, which plays an important role in prosocial behaviour and is a key predictor of clinical outcomes in psychological therapy (Elliott, Bohart, Watson & Murphy, 2018). Read more

The synthetic littermate project: How do natural experiences shape the functional organisation of the developing brain?

How do natural experiences shape the functional organisation of the developing brain? To address this question directly, we have been developing a novel robotic technology - the synthetic littermate (or ’surrogate’). Read more

Tolerating uncertainty and mental health

  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
Research Group. Centre for Mind and Behaviour. Proposed supervisory team. Dr Sharon Morein-Zamir. Theme. Clinical and Wellbeing. Summary of the research project. Read more

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