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Psychology (child) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  The influence of adventurous play and outdoor activities on child anxiety
  Dr H Dodd
Applications accepted all year round

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When children are given opportunities to take risks in their play or take part in adventurous outdoor activities such as climbing or kayaking, it is likely that they learn about fear, coping and uncertainty.
  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.
  Assessing and improving the reliability of memory evidence from children
  Dr M. Colloff, Dr H Flowe
Applications accepted all year round

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Last year, 1 in 10 children were victims of crime (ONS, 2018). The number of children contributing memory evidence by providing police statements and courtroom testimony has increased by 60% according to the most recently available data (2006-2009; Plotnikoff & Woolfson, 2011).
  The acquisition of morphology in children: understanding the factors involved in children’s comprehension and production of correct inflections
  Prof E Lieven, Prof A Theakston
Applications accepted all year round

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Morphology is the study of the prefixes or endings that change the meanings of words (called inflections). In English, -s, codes number (girl-girlS); -ed codes past tense (eg.
  Education PhD opportunities

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The Manchester Institute of Education facilitates research at the cutting edge of theory and practice. We have a commitment to addressing social justice, and to enabling evidence informed educational change through both our scholarly activities and our collaborative partnerships with professionals.
  Heterogeneity in the development of antisocial behaviour
  Dr R Rowe, Dr CB Stride
Applications accepted all year round

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Antisocial behaviour is a very wide-ranging term including fighting, stealing temper tantrums and callousness among many other things.
  Establishing whether children form stereotypes via statistical learning
  Dr D Martin, Dr J Hutchison
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will establish how children’s social stereotypes form as they repeatedly encounter social information across different situations.
  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.
  Organizational Reputations and Media Responses to Blame [ political psychology and public policy]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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This project investigates how organizational reputations can predict the types of responses international business organizations provide when implicated in scandals or allegations of bad business practice, such as child labour or unsafe working conditions.
  Navigating contemporary parenting cultures (a critical psychological perspective)
  Research Group: Psychology
  Prof A Locke
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD applications (including a brief proposal) are currently being welcomed from students who wish to conduct research into parenting within contemporary society, in particular parenting under precarity.
  The impact of male partners on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity, and continuation: An investigation of new and expectant fathers in the UK
  Dr E Doe
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD research student on a project assessing the role male partners play in the initiation, exclusivity and continuation of breastfeeding, with the ultimate aim of intervention design.
  Health and Social Care PhD Opportunities at School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR)

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 We are offering three 3-year PhD scholarships (full-time or 5 years part-time) to be based in the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS) and Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) in the School of Social Policy and Social Research (SSPSSR), University of Kent.
  Autonomic Regulation in Individuals with Childhood Maltreatment History
  Dr A Debowska, Dr L Levita
Applications accepted all year round

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The adverse effects of child maltreatment on mental and physical health are well documented in the literature. Although direct pathways via physiological mechanisms have been proposed for this association, research using biomarkers elucidating autonomic regulation in childhood maltreatment survivors is rare.
  The cognitive building blocks of early maths skills
  Dr E Blakey
Applications accepted all year round

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Maths skills at school entry predict a child’s academic success across a range of domains both concurrently and years later. Furthermore, there is an achievement gap between children from lower socioeconomic homes compared to children from higher socioeconomic homes.
  Speaking up about unethical behaviour
  Research Group: Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)
  Dr S Brooks, Dr M Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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Acts of unethical behaviour can be particularly devastating for organisations, both in terms of performance and reputation.
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