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We have 22 University of Reading, School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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

We have 22 University of Reading, School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Psychological intervention, cognitive training, functional rehabilitation and well-being in clinical populations with brain degeneration

The concept of human well-being is a fundamental aspect of our existence and is often particularly vulnerable upon diagnosis and/or progression of long-term neurological conditions for which there is no cure, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease. Read more

Critical, Decolonial and Neurodiversity Affirming Appproaches in Studying Communication and Disability

This project focuses on examining language, communication and disability from a critical and decolonial perspective. Specifically, the project uses an intersectionality approach in understanding the construction of disability and the impact of such construction on labelled children. Read more

The role of language use and self-concept in psychosocial interventions for people living with dementia

Dementia is a global public health priority. People living with dementia often face challenges in daily functioning and diminished quality of life, as the disorder affects many important cognitive functions. Read more

Perception of social stimuli in neurotypical and neurodiverse populations

Being able to accurately and efficiently interpret social stimuli has enormous adaptive value, and difficulties in social perception are associated with anxiety in social situations. Read more

Processing of facial expressions of emotion in autism

Facial expressions of emotion are an important means of communication. In social interactions, we monitor the expression of our conversation partner and automatically extract emotional information from their face. Read more

Mood and Reward and Mental Health

We examine a broad range of topics in the Neuroscience of Reward Group, all connected by reward processing and mental health. For example, we examine youth depression and mood in peri/menopause. Read more

Inhibition and excitation in the brain

An appropriate balance between excitatory and inhibitory neural processes in the brain underlies healthy psychological function. Two examples of conditions in which there is an imbalance are autism and ADHD. Read more

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