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  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.
  Using CRISPR genome editing to determine the effects of obesity and hypertension associated polymorphisms
  Dr A MacKenzie, Prof M Delibegovic
Applications accepted all year round

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Introduction. There is now little doubt that morbid conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are mechanistically linked.
  EASTBIO: Brain mechanisms underlying the interaction between language and visual attention.
  Dr J Rommers, Dr S Andersen
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Joost Rommers (University of Aberdeen). http://www.joostrommers.com. Dr Soren K Andersen (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Mapping attentional dynamics across multiple human visual brain areas
  Dr S Andersen, Dr J Ales
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Soren K Andersen (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/psychology/people/profiles/skandersen. Dr Justin Ales (School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St.
  Sentence planning in bilingual speakers: Incrementality and adaptation in native and non-native language production.
  Dr A Konopka
Applications accepted all year round

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How do speakers put thoughts into words? Native speakers normally plan what they are going to say incrementally.
  The impact of self-biases on cognition and emotion
  Prof J Sui
Application Deadline: 20 December 2019

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Self biases are pervasive in our decision making and even in the way we see the world. Evaluating the properties of these biases provides a critical way of trying to understand what we mean by the self – a longstanding quest to numerous disciplines (e.g., psychology, psychiatry, philosophy).
  Empowering consumers in threatening market contexts
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr M Zawisza, Dr D McDermott
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  Extending social perception theories to advertising context
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr M Zawisza, Dr D McDermott
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  The impact of transcultural migration on body image and disordered eating
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Prof V Swami
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  Understanding mealtime: are an individual’s attitudes to meal composition predictive of what they eat and is this an effective target for dietary advice?
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr S Forwood, Dr L Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  Assessment of premorbid cognitive ability
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Prof P Bright, Dr I van der Linde
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Prof Peter Bright ([email protected] anglia.ac.uk), (Psychology),. Dr Ian van der Linde ([email protected] )(Computing & Information Science).
  Construction and attentional control of complex thought and behaviour
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Prof P Bright, Dr M Pake, Dr I van der Linde
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Prof Peter Bright ([email protected]), Dr Mike Pake, ([email protected]) Dr Ian van der Linde ([email protected] ).
  Development of prospective memory in early childhood
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Dr Ruth Ford ([email protected]). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/about/psychology/our-staff/ruth-ford.
  Embodied learning: How motor difficulties constrain learning during parent-child interaction in infants/toddlers with Down syndrome and Williams syndrome
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr D D'Souza, Dr H D'Souza, Dr J Lambie
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Dr Dean D’Souza (dean.ds[email protected])- (Anglia Ruskin University), Dr Hana D’Souza - (Cambridge University), Dr John Lambie ([email protected])- (Anglia Ruskin University).
  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.
  Handedness and brain asymmetries: neuroimaging and behaviour
  Dr D Carey
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. David Carey. Project rationale and description. My team work on the relationships between handedness and brain symmetry.
  Movement-science inspired development of upper-limb prostheses for young children
  Dr S Watt, Dr K Valyear
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Project rationale and description. Growing up without a hand poses unique and difficult challenges. Prosthesis provision for infants and young children is extremely limited, and the basic-science principles that inform how children learn to use prosthetic devices are largely unknown.
  Risk, uncertainty, and reward experiences
  Prof R Rogers, Prof J Parkinson, Prof P Downing
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship funded by the School of Psychology at Bangor University. The position will start in October 2020.
  Help-seeking for symptoms of cancer among black and minority ethnic (BME) people in the UK
  Prof B Grunfeld
Applications accepted all year round

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There is sustained evidence for enduring racial and ethnic disparities in health status and outcomes (Mayberry et al., 2000).
  Arts Therapies effectiveness with specific populations: a mixed methods study
  Prof D Havsteen-Franklin
Applications accepted all year round

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Arts therapies are being developed in a range of private and public contexts around the globe. There is growing evidence that arts therapies support people’s communication, emotional expression, social cognition and capacity to be reflective.
  Advanced regression analysis or model for Wellbeing
  Prof K Yu
Applications accepted all year round

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Wellbeing is taking centre stage in policy-making and the measurement of national success. Analysing wellbeing involves in challenges due to its measurement variety and choice as well somehow difficulty to explore the link between wellbeing and other factors.
  Comparing romantic jealousy and friendship rivalry
  Dr A Schuetzwohl
Applications accepted all year round

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The main project aim is to test whether the same or different psychological mechanisms are defending against threats to romantic relationships and friendships emanating from a rival or competitor using a variety of methods.
  Developmental dyslexia: a multi-sensory approach
  Dr B Jennings, Prof T Wydell
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of the proposed project will be to investigate the multi-sensory integration of light and sound information, i.e., the combination of processing in the visual and auditory systems, in children and young adults with developmental dyslexia.
  Multitasking abilities – Are computerised laboratory tasks predictive of real-world tasks?
  Dr A Szameitat, Dr A Parton
Applications accepted all year round

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Multitasking, i.e. the concurrent performance of two or more tasks, has been investigated in many different domains. In Cognitive Psychology, experimental paradigms such as the task switching paradigm or the dual-task paradigm of the Psychological Refractory Period (PRP) are the most widely used multitasking paradigms.
  PhD opportunities in Public Health and Health Promotion at Brunel University London

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Qualification type. MPhil / PhD. Location. Uxbridge, London. Mode of study. Full-time and Part-time.
  PhD in Developmental Psychiatry - Optimizing outcomes in children of depressed parents: Identification of modifiable promoters of sustained mental health resilience
  Prof S Collishaw, Prof F Rice, Dr G Hammerton
Application Deadline: 13 January 2020

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The PhD will use longitudinal research methods and data from high-risk and population studies to identify modifiable protective factors that promote mental health resilience in children of depressed parents.
  Sharing Rhymes and Rhythms Across Generations: Mutual Benefits of Music & Reading Aloud Between Children and Individuals with Dementia
  Research Group: Developmental Science
  Dr S Gerson
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Even in the early stages of dementia, those affected face more than recall problems, including enduring issues with communication, often resulting in social exclusion.
  Development of a training course to improve sharing bad news (SBN) skills in fertility care: the FertiCOMM
  Dr S Gameiro
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Bad news are shared every day at fertility clinics (e.g., infertility diagnosis, treatment failure) but tailored evidence-based guidance for staff is lacking.
  WALES ESRC DTP FULLY FUNDED PHD ’GENERAL’ STUDENTSHIPS - School of Psychology

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Cardiff University School of Psychology invites applications for PhD study with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2020, which are available in the areas of.
  Funded PhD studentship in Perception and Learning (NewSense project)
  Dr M Nardini
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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A 3-year full-time PhD studentship is available at the Department of Psychology at Durham University, UK, to start in October 2020.
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