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  To increase understanding of the health benefits of self-compassion in the context of chronic illness and other long-term health conditions
  Dr F Sirois, Dr G Rowse
Applications accepted all year round

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Current theory indicates that the self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness components of self-compassion can foster adaptive responses to the perceived setbacks and shortcomings that people experience in the context of living with a chronic illness.
  Improving outcomes of chronically ill patients through promotion of effective self-regulation
  Prof S Orbell, Dr V Lamarche
Application Deadline: 2 March 2020

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Apply to University of Essex for a place to study by Monday 20 January 2020. Apply for SeNSS studentship funding by 12.00pm on Monday 2 March 2020.
  Self-organisation as a theory of brain development
  Dr SP Wilson, Dr JV Stone
Applications accepted all year round

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Self-organisation is a general theory of how function is assigned to cortical microcircuits. The theory predicts that a balance between cooperative and competitive interactions in local cortical circuits, consolidated by Hebbian learning, results in similar inputs being represented by nearby neurons.
  The appeal versus harm of size-zero models to female consumers (SF19/MOS/BIAN)
  Prof X Bian
Applications accepted all year round

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Sufficient research findings suggest that size-zero female models have detrimental impacts on women, such as body dissatisfaction and low self-esteem.
  Study for a self-funded PhD in the Sheffield Business School

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We are recruiting self-funded PhD students to work within the following newly formed research clusters. The Experiencescape research cluster.
  Funded and self-funded Professional Doctorates – apply now for 2020 entry

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Funded and self-funded Professional Doctorates – apply now for 2020 entry. UEA is a research intensive university and is 10th in the UK for quality of research outputs (Times Higher REF 2014 analysis).
  Paranoia and trust - examining the role of automatic, implicit processes in mistrust and paranoid thinking
  Prof R Bentall
Applications accepted all year round

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Abstract. Paranoid delusions are the most common symptom of psychosis but less severe forms of paranoid ideation and mistrust are common in everyday life and lie on a continuum with the rarer clinical forms (Elahi, Perez Algorta, Varese, McIntyre, & Bentall, 2017).
  Digital manikins as a novel tool to measure self-reported pain in large-scale research studies
  Dr S Van der Veer, Prof W Dixon
Applications accepted all year round

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Moderate to severe pain affects 1 in 5 adults. It is among the most prominent symptoms of musculoskeletal disease, and substantially affects the quality of life of people suffering from it.
  The synthetic littermate project: How do natural experiences shape the functional organisation of the developing brain?
  Dr SP Wilson, Prof AJ Prescott
Applications accepted all year round

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How do natural experiences shape the functional organisation of the developing brain? To address this question directly, we have been developing a novel robotic technology - the synthetic littermate (or ’surrogate’).
  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.
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