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How does interpersonal coordination influence our understanding of others’ mental states? (WyerNU20PSY)

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Even the most fleeting of social encounters relies on our remarkable ability to coordinate with each other, whether in terms of our attention, our actions, or our speech. The PhD project will investigate whether interpersonal coordination also promotes awareness of others’ mental states and, conversely, whether obstacles to coordination make it harder for us to understand what others are thinking and feeling. A number of elements may be explored within the context of the project, including individual differences (e.g., between individuals on the autism spectrum vs. neurotypicals) in the ability to coordinate, the consequences of coordination success vs failure for perceptions of agency and for the operation of theory of mind, and/or the implications of coordination for the attribution of human-like mental states to non-human agents (e.g., robots). Please contact Dr. Natalie Wyer () to discuss ideas/plans for developing a proposal.

For more information on the supervisor for this project, please go here: https://people.uea.ac.uk/n_wyer

This is a PhD programme.

The start date of the project is October 2020.

The mode of study is full-time/part-time. The studentship length is 3 years for a full-time student and 6 years for a part-time student.

Funding Notes

This PhD project is in a School of Psychology competition for funded studentships. These studentships are funded for 3 years and comprise of home/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,009.

Entry requirements:

Acceptable first degree in Psychology or relevant other discipline.

The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1.

Masters or equivalent experience.

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