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a) Job offers

 

Post: Senior Lecturer in Psychology (2 posts)
Location: University of Greenwich, UK
Deadline: October 31, 2014

 

Senior Lecturer in Psychology (2 posts)
University of Greenwich - Faculty of Education and Health

Location: London
Salary: £37,394 to £45,954 plus £3,437 London weighting per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 8th September 2014
Closes: 31st October 2014
Job Ref: 658
Employer Profile: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/enhanced/employer/university-of-greenwich/

Location: Avery Hill campus
Interview Date: To be confirmed
The University of Greenwich is seeking two talented research active senior lecturers in psychology. These are new posts and reflect the university’s commitment to the continued development of psychology which did well in the 2008 RAE and was entered into the recent REF 2014 under the ‘Applied psychology research group’. The new post holders will contribute to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate psychology and research in the department.
It is our intention to appoint the most talented applicants with significant potential to excel, that have interests relevant to the department. We have not therefore specified areas of psychology, and welcome applications from individuals, including early career researchers, with research interests and teaching expertise that fit with and/or compliment the department, including but not exclusively child and adolescent psychology.
The University will favour candidates with a strong record in research and experience of, or willingness to, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; applicants should therefore be able to provide evidence of potential high quality research in psychology, as evidenced by publications.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Pam Maras (Head of Department) Email: P.F.Maras@gre.ac.uk; Telephone 020 8331 9627

 

Post: Assistant/Associate Professors in "Value Creation in a Changing Customer and Media Environment", including "Consumer Psychology and Behavior", "Marketing and Digital Environment", and "Digital Transformation and Analytics"
Location: University of Cologne, Germany
Deadline: November 5 , 2014

 

The University of Cologne, Germany, invites applications for four temporary faculty positions (tenure track is possible) at the Assistant Professor (Junior Professor, W1) or Associate Professor (Professor, W2) level. The Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne is seeking candidates for its research cluster "Value Creation in a Changing Customer and Media Environment" in the following fields: Consumer Psychology and Behavior (W1), Marketing and Digital Environment (W1/W2), Digital Transformation and Analytics (W1/W2). For more information, please see http://www.stellenwerk-koeln.de/jobs-finden/universitaet-zu-koeln/professuren.html ("Value Creation in a Changing Customer and Media Environment")

 

 

Post: Postdoc position “The influence of control on emotional action tendencies”
Location: University of Leuven, Belgium
Deadline: November 7 , 2014

 

Postdoc position “The influence of control on emotional action tendencies”
The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Leuven, Belgium, seeks a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher on the project “The influence of control on emotional action tendencies” under the supervision of Prof. dr Agnes Moors and Prof. dr. Peter Kuppens.

This project examines the role of control (high vs. low, specific affordances) on emotional action tendencies (e.g., flee, fight, approach, avoidance, repair). When something goes wrong, a common assumption is that people have the urge to fight when they have high control and flee when they have low control. We question this assumption. Are people inclined to fight when they have high control, or rather when they have low control? Do they want to flee when they have low control or rather when they see an opportunity to flee (which means that they have high control in that sense)? Is a lack of control a negative thing which can be solved by both fighting and fleeing? Or does control determine only the amount of effort that people want to put into any response, both negative (e.g., fight, flight) and positive ones (e.g., repair). Research methods include reaction time tasks embedded in interpersonal interactions, preferably combined with TMS/MEP or similar techniques.

Environment: The successful candidate will work in the research groups of Social and Cultural Psychology (http://ppw.kuleuven.be/home/english/research/cscp) and of Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences (http://ppw.kuleuven.be/okp/home/) at the University of Leuven. These groups offer an international, productive, collaborative, and interactive environment.

The University of Leuven is a research-oriented institution and is consistently ranked among the top research universities in Europe. Leuven is one of the oldest university towns in Europe, about 30 km from Brussels. It has a rich history and culture, and a unique and friendly atmosphere.
Profile: Prerequisites for Postdoctoral researchers are a PhD in psychology, solid knowledge of experimental research methods, a keen interest in emotion research, and good English reporting skills.

Terms of employment: the Postdoctoral position is offered for the duration of 1 year, with the possibility of an extension. We offer a competitive salary with various additional benefits (in terms of holidays, health insurance, transport costs), excellent research facilities, and conference and travel budget. The starting date is January 1st 2015 (but this is negotiable).
Application procedure: For more information, interested candidates can contact Agnes Moors (agnes.moors@ppw.kuleuven.be). Applicants should send their motivation letter, full CV (including a transcript of university study results), and the names and contact information of two references to agnes.moors@ppw.kuleuven.be before November 7, 2014.

 

 

Post: Professor / Reader in Psychology (2 posts)
Location: University of East Anglia, UK
Deadline: November 7 , 2014

 

Professor / Reader in Psychology (2 posts)
REF: ATR1206
School of Psychology - Faculty of Social Sciences
Formed in 2012, the School of Psychology (www.uea.ac.uk/psy) is the first new School of Psychology in a research-intensive university for over 20 years. Through substantial investment the School has cutting edge research facilities, building on a thriving BPS-recognised psychology BSc undergraduate programme.
In the next phase of a growth strategy, we seek two new senior appointments to complement existing research strengths within the School. Priority will be given to candidates with a sustained record of scholarly output of international excellence, research income and research leadership (particularly those working in social psychology, developmental psychology or high-level cognition/perception).
We also seek applicants who can demonstrate synergies with other schools / faculties, commensurate with the multidisciplinary ethos at UEA, and the world-leading facilities the Norwich Research Park affords.
These posts are available on an indefinite full-time basis from 1 May 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent qualification and be able to satisfy all other essential criteria for the role.
Closing date: 12 noon on 7 November 2014
Further information is available at:https://www.uea.ac.uk/hr/vacancies/academic/-/asset_publisher/h0n2rDvu3ug8/content/professor-reader-in-psychology-2-posts-?_101_INSTANCE_h0n2rDvu3ug8_redirect=%2Fweb%2Fhr%2Fvacancies%2Facademic


Post: 100% PH.D. RESEARCH POSITION IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (ADULT DEVELOPMENT/AGING)
Location: University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Deadline: November 15, 2014

 

The University of Lausanne offers a
100% PH.D. RESEARCH POSITION IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (ADULT DEVELOPMENT/AGING)

This is a three-year position, starting February 1, 2015 and ending January 31, 2020.
Applicant interests and research profiles should cover a range of topics, including at least two of the following areas: subjective well-being, life-management/coping strategies, self-referent beliefs, resilience, life-span developmental psychology, aging/centenarian research. This position is offered in the context of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES (http://www.lives-nccr.ch), which offers inclusion into the ongoing research and participation in the doctoral school.

Candidates will have a MA in Psychology or a related discipline, and be in the planning or early phases of a PhD thesis that is thematically compatible with the project. Experience in quantitative statistical methods is required, ideally with respect to longitudinal research, in connection with one of the topics listed above. Skills in SPSS (or equivalent) are required, experience with SAS, Mplus, or LISREL would be a plus. Applicants should be proficient in French (spoken and written) and one other language (preferably English or German).
Please submit an application letter, CV and work example (e.g., written publication/manuscript) in electronic form by November 15, 2014 to secretariatip@unil.ch.

All inquiries should be sent to Prof. Daniela Jopp (daniela.jopp@unil.ch).
More info on: https://applicationsinter.unil.ch/inter/noauth/php/Po/pooffres.php?poid=3411&langage=37

 

 

Post: Assistant Professor of Social, Work, and Organisational Psychology (1.0 FTE)
Location: The Department of Social and Organisational Psychology at Utrecht University
Deadline: November 16, 2014

 

Vacancy: Assistant Professor of Social, Work, and Organisational Psychology (1.0 FTE)

The Department of Social and Organisational Psychology at Utrecht University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Social, Work, and Organisational Psychology. For the full text of this vacancy, please visit http://bit.ly/1rq9bnF

Job description
You will be employed in the Department of Social and Organisational Psychology of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science, Utrecht University. The department’s research concentrates on three interrelated domains: Motivation, Performance, and Self-regulation, combining fundamental and applied approaches to study cognition and behaviour in the social, organisational, and work contexts. A variety of methods are employed including behavioural lab experiments, psychophysiology, eye-tracking, diary studies, surveys, and behaviour observational studies.
The department’s two research programmes (Work and Organisational Psychology: Occupational health psychology and Social-cognitive and interpersonal determinants of behavioural regulation) received excellent evaluations in the most recent QANU research review. Moreover, the Department of Social and Organisational Psychology has outstanding research facilities within a state-of-the-art, newly designed (autumn 2013) faculty lab environment, including eye and limb movement registration, virtual reality, TMS, EEG, and access to MRI. In addition, the department has access to a mobile lab and has well-developed expertise in conducting research in work and organisational settings.

Offer
We offer a temporary full-time position for one year. Upon a positive performance the appointment will be extended by four more years. Extension of the contract is conditional to an evaluation based on pre-set criteria and with the restriction that the Collective Labour Agreement in force at the time of the appointment allows for a fixed-term extension. Your salary will range from a minimum of EUR 3,259 to a maximum of EUR 5,070 per month based on a full-time appointment (ii.e. salary scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). In addition, we offer attractive and flexible secondary terms of employment such as an annual holiday pay of 8%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% per year and partially paid parental leave. We also provide an attractive working environment and a vibrant research climate.

Additional information
The full text of this vacancy is available at http://bit.ly/1rq9bnF. Additional information about this position can be obtained from Professor Toon Taris: t.taris@uu.nl or (030) 253 4812 or Professor Henk Aarts: h.aarts@uu.nl, (030) 253 4904.

Apply
Please apply before November 16th, 2014, at http://bit.ly/1rq9bnF

 

 

Post: Assistant Professor
Location: Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Canada
Deadline: December 1 , 2014

 

Department of Psychology (Social/Personality/Health Psychology) - Assistant Professor (Applications Closing Date: December 1, 2014)

invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment in the area of Social/Personality/Health at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015.
Candidates should have an established academic program of social/personality research with a concentration on health (construed broadly). The successful candidate’s research program should have the potential for Canadian Institutes for Health Research (http:/www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/) or Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/) funding. The candidate should be capable of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Social or Personality and Health Psychology.

The Department of Psychology has strong undergraduate and graduate programs in experimental Social/Personality and Health Psychology. Members of the Health Psychology area have established collaborative relationships with local hospitals and health agencies in the National Capital Region and beyond. Further information can be obtained from our website at http://www.carleton.ca/psychology or by contacting Dr. Joanna Pozzulo at the address below or by email at PsychChair@carleton.ca.

The position requires a Ph.D. with evidence of research in Social/Personality psychology with concentration in Health and demonstrated teaching excellence. The successful candidate would be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and have effective leadership and collaborative skills. The successful candidate is expected to show evidence of being able to maintain a successful program of research that is eligible for Tri-Council funding.

Applicants should submit applications electronically to Dr. Joanna Pozzulo, Chair, Department of Psychology (PsychChair@carleton.ca) in three PDF files including: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) copies of representative publications; and 3) a summary of research objectives and teaching experience by December 1, 2014. At the same time, candidates should arrange to have three referees forward supporting letters to Dr. Joanna Pozzulo, Chair, Department of Psychology, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 or via email at PsychChair@carleton.ca.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Please see our ad in the Faculty Opportunities section of the Carleton University website for further details.


Post: tenure track or tenured temps plein position in Work Psychology
Location: Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Deadline: December 17 , 2014

 

The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications
for a tenure track or tenured temps plein position in Work Psychology
Starting date : September 1st, 2015

Vacancy Reference : 603 / PSP 018 / 2015 (to be quoted in any correspondence)
The Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) is a leading international research institution that promotes the international mobility of people and knowledge, where innovation in the field of education is highly valued, with humanist values, both by choice and by tradition, and that actively contributes to regional development. UCL offers an innovative working environment that stimulates high-quality research, collaborations and innovative projects for research and teaching, and where individual contributions are promoted and personal development is supported and encouraged.

Teaching for the Work Psychology position will be organized by the Faculty of Psychology and Education (PSP- www.uclouvain.be/psp), which offers Bachelor and Masters programs in Psychology, Education, Speech Therapy and Family Sciences. With more than 3000 students enrolled in all programs, including the PhD and specialized continuing training certificates, the Faculty of Psychology and Education is the largest in the French Community of Belgium. Teaching is in French, but some courses may be taught in English.

IPSY/ Psychological Sciences Research Institute (http://www.uclouvain.be/ipsy) consists of 228 members (including 46 teaching and research professors, 28 postdocs and 85 PhD students). IPSY enjoys an outstanding national and international reputation and has developed fruitful scientific collaborations with leading universities around the word. The research carried out in IPSY is of high international standards and covers the following fields: Cognition and Neurosciences, Clinical and Health psychology, Social, Work and Organisational psychology, Educational and Developmental Psychology. The Institute aims to make the life of researchers easier by providing them with personalized assistance and facilities in edition, statistics, ethics, access to participants pool, Budget and projects management.

The successful candidate will be involved in teaching and research in work psychology.
The areas to research include new challenges in the world of work, including new forms of work organization and organizational cultures, work conditions, work-life balance, participation and involvement in the world of work, well-being and health at work, job performance, the management of diversity at work, career management, transitions between periods of unemployment and employment, employee retention and, more globally, new relationships among individuals and social groups in the workplace (competition, struggles for positions, discrimination at work).
The research perspective of the successful candidate must be based on work psychology and/or social and organizational psychology, with the possibility of building bridges with psychology applied to human resources management and personality psychology. As a member of the Psychological Sciences Research Institute (IPSY), initiating and maintaining a fruitful dialogue with related disciplines such as work and organizational sociology, socio-economics and law is critical. It will help to build bridges with researchers pertaining to the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Work, State and Society (group CIRTES).
The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the above-mentioned field within the various curricula organised by the Faculty, at the Bachelor and Masters levels and in the Master programme in Economic and Social Policy (shift schedule).

Starting date : 1st September, 2015
Further information :
Professor Mariane Frenay, dean PSP – doyen-psp@uclouvain.be
Professor Olivier Corneille, research director IPSY – president-ipsy@uclouvain.be

Localization : Secteur des sciences humaines
Faculté de psychologie et des sciences de l'éducation
(http://www.uclouvain.be/en-psp.html)
Psychological Sciences Research Institute (http://www.uclouvain.be/en ipsy.html)

General conditions
Tasks : the applicant will:
- be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
- supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;
- be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
- contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
- contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

Qualifications : the applicant must have:
- a PhD degree in Psychological Sciences;
- a significant scientific record with international publications;
- either studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside the UCL;
- experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level;
- the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;
- creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;
- the capacities required to undertake academic research at a high level and to advise, or lead, a research team;
- good knowledge of both spoken and written French and English. If this is not the case, the applicant accepts to learn French and/or English in order to be able to teach in French and English within 2 years. Fluency in other languages is an additional advantage.

Useful information for international candidates:
- The university provides a range of French language training courses
- Teaching is mainly in French but some courses can be taught in English
- English can be used for most research activities (including most funding applications)
- The “Louvain International Desk” provides legal, administrative and practical information about working and
living in Belgium
- Louvain-La-Neuve has very good transport connections to Brussels and is within commuting distance
Furthermore, the university
- contributes to the international removal costs
- subsidies French language training courses
- provides up to € 10,000 as a starting grant for new academic members

More information on : http://www.uclouvain.be/emploi-academiques.html

Deadline for the applications : Wednesday December 17, 2014, at 11:59 pm at the latest
Deadline for the recommendation letters : Wednesday January 7, 2015, at 11:59 pm at the latest

 

 

Post: Two Assistant Professorships
Location: London School of Economics, Department of Social Psychology, UK
Deadline: December 31 , 2014

 
London School of Economics, Department of Social Psychology
Assistant Professor in Social Psychology/Economic Psychology
Salary: Not less than £51,908

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of psychology / economics / anthropology. In addition to general duties in the Department of Social Psychology, you will contribute to setting up and running a new MSc in Social Psychology of Economic Life and develop the associated research field with Profs Saadi Lahlou and Frederic Basso. Our goal is to advance and teach alternative models to the current mainstream in behavioural and economic psychology, including action research approaches and a commitment to improving human well-being and sustainability.

You must have completed your PhD, teaching experience and an established or emerging track record of excellent research. We expect candidates to have a commitment to critical engagement marked by inter-disciplinarity and real-world applied research, multiple methodologies and an understanding of psychology as a social science. We are not interested in candidates who specialise only in desk or laboratory research. The Social Psychology department focuses on real-world research using innovative research methodologies. Please take a look at the department’s website and research interests before you apply. Professional experience outside of academia would be seen as an advantage.
For half a century, the Department of Social Psychology has been the home of Societal Psychology and a leading centre for research in real world settings. We do field research on five continents, house four peer-reviewed journals and our student population is global, including more than 50 nationalities.
We also have a thriving research student community.
Our current domains of interest are organisational social psychology, community development and health, social and cultural psychology, social and public communication and consumer psychology.
Collegiality is one of our values; we want an open team player who will engage and contribute to our current research and teaching.

For more information: http://tinyurl.com/kt9pn88

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Assistant Professor in Social Psychology/Community Psychology
Salary: Not less than £51,908
Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the fields of social, community and/or health psychology, who have a particular interest in the role of collective action or health communication in advancing health and well-being in global settings. In addition to general teaching in the Department of Social Psychology, the successful candidate will contribute to two of the Department’s MSc programmes: the MSc in Health, Community and Development and the MSc in Social and Public Communication.
The Department has a particular interest in the development of theoretical frameworks that inform and advance concrete programmes of real-world collective action for health (ranging from e.g. peer education to community mobilisation to social movements) and health communication (ranging from
e.g. face-to-face encounters to old and new social media), especially in contexts of local and global health inequalities.

You must have completed your PhD, teaching experience and an established or emerging track record of excellent research. We expect candidates to have a commitment to critical intellectual engagement marked by inter-disciplinarity and real-world research, multiple methodologies and an understanding of psychology as a social science. We are not interested in candidates who specialise in desk or laboratory research. Please take a look at the department’s website and research interests before you apply. Professional experience outside of academia would be seen as an advantage.
For half a century, the Department of Social Psychology has been the home of Societal Psychology and a leading centre for research in real world settings. We have a strong tradition of work in the ‘scholar-activist’ tradition. We do field research in five continents and our student population includes more than 50 nationalities. In addition to our MSc programmes, we also have a thriving PhD research student community.

Overall, the Department’s current domains of interest are organisational social psychology, community development and health, social and cultural psychology, social and public communication andconsumer psychology. Collegiality is one of our values; we want an open team player who will engage and contribute to our current research and teaching.

For more information: http://tinyurl.com/l2ytxcp

 

 

 

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b) Masters and PhD programs/scholarships

 

Post: MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Recovery from Ostracism
Location: University of Grenwich, UK
Deadline: October 31, 2014

 

Title: Recovery from ostracism.

Description: Following the seminal work by Kipling Williams (2001) on the effects of ostracism this project aims to understand the process of recovery that follows. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal addressing this question and may wish to consider the following issues:

The type of ostracism experienced
Possible interventions to speed recovery
Applications to ‘real world’ social exclusion

Candidates should feel free to take the research proposal in the direction of their own interests, experience and expertise.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to develop a wide variety of research skills and make a substantial contribution to the field.

We would strongly advise candidates to contact the named supervisor prior to submitting an application.
Doctoral scholarships are available for up to three years full-time study starting September 2014.The Scholar will receive a stipend equivalent to the RCUK rate (£13726 pa for 2013/14). Although this scholarship is not limited to home/EU students, tuition fees will be waived up to a maximum amount equivalent to the home/EU tuition fee for a full-time MPhil/PhD student.

For further information please contact the supervisor:
Dr Rebecca smith
R.T.Smith@gre.ac.uk

For additional information about the studentship and links to the application form please go to: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/research/study/studentships

The application form should be completed and returned to: postgraduateresearch@gre.ac.uk and include: a comprehensive CV and a one page covering letter explaining your interest in the project and how it relates to past experience and present motivations. Attachments should be in PDF format.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 31 October 2014

 

Post: PhD-position
Location: Interdisciplinary research unit "Relativity in Social Cognition"
Deadline: November 22, 2014

 
PhD-position in the interdisciplinary research unit "Relativity in Social Cognition" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The research units seeks to investigate antecedents and consequences of comparative thinking in the context of various intrapersonal and interpersonal phenomena. The position advertised here will be located in project "P8: The Influence of Social Comparisons on Cooperation and Fairness".

For details regarding the requirements and application, please visit:
http://www.stellenwerk-koeln.de/uploads/tx_exinitswkjobs/wissMA_Verhaltensoekonomik.pdf

 

Research Master's programme in Psychology
Location: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Research Master's programme in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam

Students interested in pursuing a career in science are encouraged to apply to our two-year Research Master in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam . Students choose from six specialisations in Psychology, one as their major and one as their minor. Students compile their own individual programme of study so that it suits their experience, ambitions, talents and interest. The programme has an international orientation. All courses are taught in English, by prominent scientists, and each year students take part in seminars on cutting edge developments in Psychology, offered by internationally renowned scholars. Moreover, students are actively involved in research themselves.

The programme offers a series of advanced courses on research methods and statistics, programming skills and scientific writing an presenting skills. On a theoretical level, students will attend specialised courses in at least two areas of Psychology. Students opting for a major in Social Psychology  can combine this with a minor in any of the five remaining research areas offered by the Psychology Department at the University of Amsterdam : Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychological Methods, Psychonomics and Work and Organizational Psychology. All these programmes received good to excellent ratings in the recent research appraisal. Combining a major in Social Psychology with a minor an another area, allows students to put the study of Social Psychology into a broader scientific context and stimulates them to pursue research that uses different methods and extends beyond the boundaries of the discipline. For example, the available resources in neuroimaging (fMRI), virtual reality and physiological measures can provide students with valuable methodological knowledge. Apart from taking courses, students engage in two research projects, at least one of them resulting in a report in the form of a publishable journal article. The goal of the programme is to furnish its graduates with a profound education and research experience in cutting edge psychological research. It seeks to prepare students for a scientific career, within or outside a university setting. On the following site http://www.student.uva.nl/msc-psychology you can find relevant information about the programme, you can download the digital course catalogue and find information about the application procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Last update: October 23, 2014