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Social cognition, prejudice and intergroup relations

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  • Full or part time
    Dr Stewart
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    Applications accepted all year round
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Project Description

Dr Stewart welcomes applications from enthusiastic students who have performed well in their studies (i.e., first class degree) and who have an interest in experimental psychology studying social cognition, prejudice, intergroup relations, or ageing, especially examining the automatic and controlled components of these phenomena. My students have access to good research computers for conducting experiments. Receiving a studentship is quite competitive (i.e., requires at least first class degree); if you do not meet this requirement, you will need to be willing to self-fund your PhD unless you have a studentship/scholarship from outside the University of Birmingham.

Examples of research questions include:
How does changing the framing of appeals about intergroup interactions influence prejudice and collective action, for both majority and minority members?

When does changing implicit bias (automatic stereotyping/prejudice) alter actual behaviour and decision making?

What is the nature of the relationship between investment in different moral foundations and prejudice, threat, and perspective-taking?

Why do behavioural measures of executive control fail to tap the same kinds of processes as meta-cognitive measures, and why do these types of measures predict health, happiness, and well-being differently, regardless of age?

Webpage link: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/psychology/people/profile.aspx?ReferenceId=73266

Funding Notes

Self-funded students may wish to apply.

There are a number of currently open competitive studentship schemes at the University of Birmingham, and students are welcome to discuss their eligibility for these with the supervisor or the PG Admissions Tutor.

Related Subjects

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FTE Category A staff submitted: 40.80

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