This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and is available to UK/EU nationals who meet the Leverhulme Trust eligibility criteria.
The studentship provides funding for tuition fees, stipend and a research training and support grant, subject to eligibility.
Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree in psychology.
Essential background and Knowledge:
Experience in studying the self in perception and cognition, e.g., how self-relevance influence information processing.
Experience in quantitative methodology in assessing cognitive processes (e.g., perception, memory) and self-report questionnaires (e.g., personality, self-esteem).
Sui, J., & Gu, X. (2017). Self as object: Emerging trends in self research. Trends in Neuroscience, 40, 643-653.
Sui, J., Rotshtein, P., & Humphreys, G. W. (2013). Coupling social attention to the self forms a network for personal significance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110, 7607-7612.
Sui, J., He, X., & Humphreys, G. W. (2012). Perceptual effects of social salience: Evidence from self-prioritization effects on perceptual matching. Journal of Experimental Psychology, Human Perception and Performance, 38, 1105-1117.