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  PhD in Business, Economics and Social Sciences – 55 scholarships available

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The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim offers excellent opportunities for academically talented and highly motivated students with a quantitative orientation to pursue their doctoral degree in Business, Economics and the Social Sciences.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  The Effects of a Mindfulness and Rational-Emotive Behaviour Coaching intervention in Promoting Resilience and Organisational Wellbeing
  Prof C Haslam
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, accounting for 70-million sick days each year (HSE, 2019). It is also an important feature in presenteeism, contributing to a loss in productivity and efficiency.
  Departmental and SeNSS ESRC PhD Studentships in Psychology at Royal Holloway

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The Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London invites applications for PhD Studentships starting in the academic year 2019-20.
  Criminology PhD opportunities

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Change lives and shape futures with a PhD in Criminology. Enjoy the challenge of independent research with a focus on crime, criminal justice and criminological issues.
  Education PhD opportunities

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 . Change lives and shape futures with a PhD in Education.  . At the Manchester Institute of Education we're committed to addressing social justice, and to enabling evidence informed educational change through both our scholarly activities and our collaborative partnerships with professionals.
  Improving care and support for psychological morbidity in patients with advanced COPD and their informal carers (FarquharMU19SF)
  Dr M Farquhar, Dr J Cross
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common chronic respiratory condition with high symptom-burden, slow relentless progressive impact, substantial informal carer-burden and high service use.
  UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Natural Language Processing

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Tailored doctoral training comprising both taught courses and a doctoral dissertation. Application Deadlines. Non EU/UK. EU/UK 29th November 2019.
  UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents (SOCIAL)

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Are you interested in exploring the future of human-AI social interaction through a fully-funded.
  Competitive PhD scholarship opportunities at the School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC)

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The. School. has an international reputation for the. research. of its academic staff, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields.
  A network approach to bipolar disorder: developing a network analysis of the relationship between depression and mania
  Prof R Bentall
Applications accepted all year round

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Project description. Abstract. Bipolar disorder is a severe but complex condition, which may not be entirely separate from the other psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia (Tamminga et al., 2014).
  Adolescent anxiety - Approach and avoidance
  Dr L Levita
Applications accepted all year round

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Adolescence does not end until one’s mid-twenties, it is a prolonged period of change both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, it is also a period associated with high levels of anxiety and risk for developing anxiety disorders.
  Analysing Big Data to Understand Learning
  Dr T Stafford
Applications accepted all year round

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I have access to large existing data sets which contain the potential to show skill development on real-world tasks for large numbers of people (i.e.
  Assessing the hemodynamic signal sources of fMRI based spontaneous connectivity maps and how neuronal plasticity such as increased spatial working memory can change these networks
  Dr J Berwick
Applications accepted all year round

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Many psychiatric (e.g. schizophrenia) and neurological diseases are characterised by a disturbance of the connections between different parts of the brain that need to communicate with one another.
  Attachment style and relation to health and coping in adults
  Dr J Martin, Dr A Millings
Applications accepted all year round

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Different attachment styles are known to be associated with differences in cognition, affect, and behaviour with regard to close relationships in adults.
  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.
  Body image treatment: The role of mirror exposure in reducing eating pathology
  Prof G Waller
Applications accepted all year round

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The most effective treatment for negative body image is mirror exposure, reducing avoidance and providing accurate feedback on appearance.
  Changing health, social and environmental behaviours with the Question-Behaviour Effect.
  Dr C Wood
Applications accepted all year round

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The Question-Behaviour Effect (QBE) is a simple intervention whereby asking questions about a future behaviour increases the likelihood of that behaviour being performed.
  Comparing the utility of different reporters in understanding child psychopathology
  Dr R Rowe, Dr CB Stride
Applications accepted all year round

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Clinicians often receive information from multiple informants (e.g., parents, teachers, and children) when assessing psychopathology in children and adolescents.
  Determinants and psychological correlates of sustained behaviour change and recovery from addiction
  Prof M Field
Applications accepted all year round

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Although difficult, many people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs eventually recover from their addiction, often without any formal treatment.
  Developing a Practice Research Network (PRN) for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) concerning the treatment of Personality Disorder
  Dr S Kellett
Applications accepted all year round

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Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) is a brief integrative psychotherapy developed for use in the public sector. CAT is practised around the world and is used primarily to treat complex mental health disorders in Secondary Care settings.
  Early engagement processes in psychological treatments for depression
  Prof G Hardy, Prof M Barkham
Applications accepted all year round

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There is evidence that psychological therapies are effective for the treatment of depression. However, not all patients benefit and many patients do not complete their full course of treatment, with the likelihood that their outcomes will be poorer than for those who have completed therapy.
  Engagement of executive functions and motivated behaviour
  Prof M Field
Applications accepted all year round

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Disorders of motivated behaviour such as obesity and addiction are associated with deficits in executive functions such as inhibition, task-switching, and working memory.
  Examining the extent to which planning moderates intention-behaviour relations for various health-related behaviours
  Prof P Norman
Applications accepted all year round

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Intention is the most proximal determinant of future behaviour in many models of health behaviour. However, there is a less-than-perfect relationship between people’s intention and their behaviour – the “intention-behaviour gap”.
  Exploring appetite control and weight management strategies in individuals from low and high socio-economic status (SES) groups
  Dr N Buckland
Applications accepted all year round

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Individuals from low SES groups are more likely to be obese compared to individuals from higher SES groups. Recent research has shown that low SES groups are more responsive to dietary manipulations that promote increased food intake (e.g.
  Function Brain imaging in disease: what are the activation maps really telling us?
  Dr C Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Functional brain imaging methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have already revolutionized how we can study the processes and functioning of the healthy human brain and are making an increasing impact on our understanding on what goes wrong in disease of the brain.
  Habit and health behaviour: to examine the impact of habit strength on a range of health-related behaviours
  Prof P Norman
Applications accepted all year round

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Past behaviour is typically found to be the strongest predictor of future behaviour. When this occurs it is usually taken to reflect the operation of habits – i.e., learned sequences of acts that have become automatic responses to specific cues.
  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.
  Individual Differences in the Generation of Functional and Dysfunctional Counterfactual Thoughts
  Dr F Sirois
Applications accepted all year round

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Counterfactual thoughts are mental simulations of alternative outcomes that are commonly generated when events or situations turn out differently than expected.
  Integrating insights from neuroscience research into the development of interventions to change health behaviour
  Dr J Martin, Dr C Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Health psychology draws on psychological theory and research to develop interventions that seek to improve the health of individuals and society.
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