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The causes and consequences of temporal myopia for health-related decisions and behaviours

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Thinking ahead and considering the long-term implications of current actions and choices is an important life skill that can translate into achieving health goals, making wiser health-related decisions, and having a healthier life. Despite this, people don’t always think far enough ahead when making choices related to their health. In much the same way that medical myopia is an eye condition eye involving a short-sightedness, temporal myopia refers to a temporal focus that lacks depth and is focused predominantly on proximal rather than distal concerns. This PhD will focus on understanding the causes and implications of temporal myopia for the everyday health-related decisions that people make. The project will also investigate whether there are “corrective lenses” that might be used to help people extend the temporal horizon of their thinking further into the future when making health relevant decisions.

Funding Notes

Requirements: We ask for a good honours degree of 2:1 or above and generally a masters or pending masters (merit or distinction) in Psychology or a related discipline.

How good is research at University of Sheffield in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 34.45

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