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Psychology & Psychiatry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Solidarity in social movements: Antecedents and consequences of high-status groups’ participation in social justice efforts
  Dr A Iyer
Applications accepted all year round

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Social movements typically seek to achieve justice or equality for a low-status group (e.g., women or ethnic minorities). Participation in such movements is rarely limited to members of the low-status group.
  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’).
  The virtual body schema project: How can body schema be objectively defined and measured?
  Dr SP Wilson, Dr T Stafford
Applications accepted all year round

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The body schema can be loosely defined as the representation of the body in space, i.e., how you know you can reach the pint at the bar but not the bottle behind it; that you can fit through the door but not the cat-flap; that you must dive to kick a ball or duck to avoid a punch.
  Training numerical skills in children and adults
  Dr F Sella
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Proficient mathematical learning represents a key aspect of academic achievement, and it is also an essential skill for a competitive workforce.
  Transforming political action intentions into political behaviour
  Dr A Iyer, Dr C Wood
Applications accepted all year round

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Social psychologists have long sought to understand the predictors of people’s willingness to participate in collective action and other types of political behaviour.
  Understanding beneficiary responses to affirmative action
  Dr A Iyer
Applications accepted all year round

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Organisations seek to increase the representation of disadvantaged groups (e.g., women, ethnic minority groups) by implementing affirmative action programs, which include policies and procedures to help reduce bias and provide additional opportunities for target groups.
  Understanding the effects of brain disease on what functional brain imaging signals are telling us about neuronal activity
  Dr C Martin
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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.
  Weight stigma and health behaviours
  Dr N Buckland, Dr A Iyer, Dr C Wood
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is one of society’s greatest challenges with 2/3rds of UK adults being overweight or obese. Weight stigma (anti-fat attitudes, weight-based prejudice and discrimination) is experienced by 54% of adults and deters individuals from engaging in healthy behaviours targeted in obesity interventions (e.g.
  Linking work conditions, employee psychological well-being and behaviour
  Research Group: Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)
  Dr M Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking PhD students interesting in exploring reciprocal relationships between work conditions (e.g. characteristics, events, the psychological contract, contexts, being in work) psychological well-being/affect (e.g.
  Machine Learning for Stress and Fatigue Detection in Ship Crews
  Prof D Hudson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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It is often reported that 80% of maritime accidents are due to human error, with a large proportion of these attributed to a failure to follow procedures.
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