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The development of flexible cognition in children and adults


   Department of Psychology


About the Project

The ability to switch flexibly between different rules is a crucial skill that emerges gradually during the preschool and early school years, and underpins many more complex behaviours. In recent work, we have found that the same processes that lead young children to make errors on flexible switching tasks also cause adults to respond more slowly on comparable tasks, suggesting that the same processes are at work in both preschool children and adults. The PhD student will be involved in a project that studies the cognitive skills that underpin flexible cognition across development, and examines how these core cognitive skills emerge and interact. This project will involve working with children as young as two years of age, as well as with adults.

Funding Notes

Self funded or externally sponsored students only. Intakes are usually October and March annually.

NB The University has some scholarships under competition each year. More details can be found - View Website

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