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University of Reading, School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 18 University of Reading, School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Anxiety and motivation in Autism – are social behavioural features driven by social anxiety rather than by a reduced reward response to social stimuli?
  Prof B Chakrabarti
Applications accepted all year round
Social behavioural difficulties are commonly reported by individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). One of the leading theories suggests that these difficulties are brought about by a reduced reward response to social stimuli, i.e.
  Basic and Applied Motivation science - the function and nature of human motivation
  Dr K Murayama
Applications accepted all year round
Applications are invited for a PhD student position on motivation science, a new emerging interdisciplinary area that examines the nature of human motivation.
  Bilingual Language Processing: Investigating the similarities and differences between native and non-native sentence comprehension
  Dr I Cunnings
Applications accepted all year round
A considerable literature has investigated whether non-native speakers of a language process their non-native language in the same way as native speakers.
  How our emotion affects cognition: From neuroscience, lifespan and psychendocrinological perspectives
  Dr M Sakaki
Applications accepted all year round
There is no doubt that emotion and stress affect human cognitive processing, such as memory, attention and decision making. However, the exact effects of emotion on cognition are still unclear as emotion sometimes enhances cognitive processing but sometimes impairs cognitive processing.
  Individual differences in cognitive and affective control - examining the mechanisms underlying cognition-emotion interaction and successful emotion regulation.
  Dr D Asioli
Applications accepted all year round
Individuals vary greatly in how well they can regulate their emotions, and difficulties in emotion regulation have been linked to disorders such as depression.
  Moving together in time: the effects of coordinated movements on physical performance, social cognition and overall wellbeing
  Dr J Honisch
Applications accepted all year round
Our Social Cognition and Movement Rehabilitation Lab (SCMR) investigates various topics on the role of non˗verbal behaviours in everyday conversations, social-cognitive effects of interpersonal synchrony (two or more individuals moving together in time) and explores movement interventions (e.g.
  Multi-modal neuroimaging of subcortical connectivity in flexible decision-making
  Dr A Christakou
Applications accepted all year round
Research in our lab investigates the neurobiological mechanisms that support learning from experience and adjusting subsequent decisions.
  Neural Reward Processing and MVPR in Adolescent Depression and Depression Treatments
  Prof C McCabe
Applications accepted all year round
Psychiatric disorders such as depression have been shown to have dysfunctional reward systems thought to underlie the symptom of anhedonia in depression.
  Ocular focusing under different instruction strategies.
  Dr A Horwood, Prof P Riddell
Applications accepted all year round
The Infant Vision Laboratory at the University of Reading researches how typical and atypical children and adults use the different visual cues provided by images of the world to drive two major aspects of eye focusing (accommodation and vergence).
  Pronoun Resolution in Children - Investigating the Developmental Trajectory Towards Adult-like Pronoun Interpretation
  Dr I Cunnings
Applications accepted all year round
This project investigates how language processing develops in young children, and in particular examines how children interpret pronouns such as ‘he’ or ‘she’.
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