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The role of causality and a sense of agency in social cognition (BaylissAU19PSY)

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  • Full or part time
    Dr A Bayliss
  • Application Deadline
    No more applications being accepted
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Humans are highly adept at processing the social cues of others. Some observed social cues are responses to an action by the first person (e.g. when someone returns a smile), and sometimes the cues are unrelated to the first person’s action. Therefore, to successfully navigate the complex social world, we must correctly attribute the cause of observed social acts and interpret them appropriately. Such processing is critical for the monitoring of the initiation of social interactions. Using eyetracking, motion tracking and EEG techniques, the researcher will develop novel approaches to examine agency across different social contexts.

Project Start Date: Oct 2019
Mode of Study: Either full-time or part-time
Acceptable First Degree: Psychology or closely related field
Minimum Entry Requirements: UK 2:1; 60% in Masters in psychological research methods, or equivalent experience, required.

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 £14,777. Overseas applicants may apply but they are required to fund the difference between home/EU and overseas tuition fees (which for 2018-19 are detailed on the University’s fees pages https://portal.uea.ac.uk/planningoffice/tuition-fees . Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual increase.)

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