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  Biological role of neurooestrogens in behaviour
  Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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Our laboratory primarily investigates animal behaviour through the lens of neuroendocrinology i.e. hormones. We are interested in non-classical ways in which hormones may act to regulate behaviours.
  What can pregnancy tell us about maternal behaviour? A neurohormonal investigation
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr J Aspell, Dr F Cardini
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Brain and Cognition Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/brain-and-cognition.
  Exploring the psychological factors that influence change in online behaviour
  Dr N Davinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Psychologists recognise the way in which someone engages with technology can present threats to online security. Phishing attacks and identity theft attempts often arise from unsafe online behaviours, and users have a significant role to play in avoiding such attacks.
  Implicit self-regulatory mechanisms – The skulking culprit of physical activity behaviour (ref: RDF20/SER/LING)
  Dr F Ling, Dr G Tempest, Dr F Hettinga
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Childhood obesity is a global epidemic and poses serious health and economic consequences. Attempts to increase children’s physical activity show limited (long-term) effectiveness.
  Choice architecture: nudging food choice behaviour
  Dr H Ensaff
Applications accepted all year round

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Choice architecture, the presentation and framing of a choice and its influence on subsequent decision-making behaviour, is well established.
  Behavioural and brain mechanisms of social decision-making
  Dr P Lockwood, Dr J Galea, Dr S De Brito
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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The social decision neuroscience lab (www.sdn-lab.org) is offering a competitively funded project examining the fundamental behavioural, computational and neural mechanisms of social decision-making in humans.
  Understanding the link between healthy ageing and social interaction
  Dr E Kevei, Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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Healthy ageing is a priority for all countries since we are living longer than ever before. A number of studies show that social behaviours can prevent some detrimental aspects of aging such as dementia and memory loss.
  Understanding the health behaviour behind GP help-seeking with potential cancer symptoms.
  Prof P Murchie, Dr D Powell, Dr R Vieira
Applications accepted all year round

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1. Background to the project.
  Enhancing Neuroimaging Genetics through Meta-analysis (ENIGMA): Antisocial Behaviour working group
  Dr S De Brito, Dr P Tino
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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ENIGMA is an international collaborative effort that brings together over 1400 researchers across 43 countries to better understand brain structure, function, health and disease, based on meta-/mega-analyses of brain imaging and genetic data (http://enigma.ini.usc.edu).
  Supporting Behaviour Change - using research in cognitive and social psychology that has identfied strategies that improve the transition from an individual’s intentions and their actual behaviours
  Prof J Ellis
Applications accepted all year round

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There are many areas of human activity where it is important to bring about a change in behaviour e.g., eating a healthier diet, taking more exercise.
  Transforming political action intentions into political behaviour
  Dr A Iyer, Dr C Wood
Applications accepted all year round

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Social psychologists have long sought to understand the predictors of people’s willingness to participate in collective action and other types of political behaviour.
  Neurobiological basis of social decision-making
  Dr P Lockwood, Dr M Apps
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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The Social Decision Neuroscience lab (www.sdn-lab.org) led by Dr. Patricia Lockwood and Motivation and Social Neuroscience lab (www.msn-lab.org) led by Dr.
  Development of new theoretical approaches and digital interventions, to support people with cardiovascular conditions in sustainable healthy behaviour change.
  Prof R Crutzen, Dr S T Kulnik
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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The interdisciplinary research team at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Prevention in Salzburg, Austria, offers a 4-year funded PhD position for a candidate with prior education in psychology and interest in digital technologies and interventions for people with cardiovascular conditions.
  Ecology and behaviour of urban wildlife
  Dr P J Baker
Applications accepted all year round

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The construction and development of urban areas is a relatively recent phenomenon. Urbanisation does, however, impose a range of advantages and disadvantages for biological organisms and which can bring them into conflict with humans.
  What is the impact of atypical neurogenesis on brain activity, cognition and behaviour?
  Dr A McNeill, Dr M Freeth
Applications accepted all year round

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Neurogenesis is the process by which stem cells form brain cells. This process is disrupted by genetic mutations causing childhood neurological disorders which cause symptoms such as learning disability, behaviour problems and epilepsy.
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