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Interplay between psychological processes and cultural contexts

  • Full or part time
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    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

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. By comparing people from different cultural contexts, my research aims to reveal culturally unique psychological tendencies and address the importance of understanding psychological processes in cultural contexts because psychological qualities that are considered as normative, functional, and desirable could vary across cultures.I supervise PhD projects that examine the interplay between individuals’ psychological processes in non-clinical populations and their cultural contexts. A PhD project I am willing to supervise typically involves a series of cross-cultural studies on cognition, emotion, motivation, and/or behaviours. Studies should be quantitative and may be in correlational and/or experimental designs with combinations of self-report and behavioural data. Studies may examine children to find out the developmental trajectory of culturally unique psychological processes. Studies may also look into certain cultural products and/or cultural practices, which are considered to be strongly associated with specific psychological processes.

Funding Notes

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: View Website. Recently the UK Government made available the Doctoral Student Loans of up to £25,000 for UK and EU students and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.

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How good is research at Brunel University London in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 22.60

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