• FindA University Ltd Featured PhD Programmes
  • Staffordshire University Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Tasmania Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Cambridge Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Pennsylvania Featured PhD Programmes
  • Aberdeen University Featured PhD Programmes
University of Glasgow Featured PhD Programmes
University of Bristol Featured PhD Programmes
EPSRC Featured PhD Programmes
University of Leeds Featured PhD Programmes
University of Tasmania Featured PhD Programmes

Toddlers’ and preschoolers’ understanding of complex intentions

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

Project Description

A large body of research has found that infants understand that others can act intentionally from 12 months. However young children’s understanding of intentions does not stop developing at this point. For instance, toddlers do not understand complex intentions, such as intending to do the wrong thing, until 2 years (e.g., joking). Furthermore, intentions involve much more complexity than simply whether or not someone is acting intentionally. Importantly, intentions explain why someone would act in the way they do. For instance one could intend to run because they are trying to get fit, or because they are trying to catch a bus. Yet this aspect of intentionality has been little explored in developmental research. The aim of this project is thus to determine whether toddlers and pre-schoolers are aware of specific intentions.

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.

Related Subjects

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

FTE Category A staff submitted: 34.45

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Click here to see the results for all UK universities

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X