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Post: 5 Academic Posts
Location: Cardiff University, UK
Deadline: April 24 , 2014

 

UP TO FIVE ACADEMIC POSTS - CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

The School of Psychology at Cardiff University is seeking to appoint new members of academic staff. There are two strands of posts that that are available.

In one strand, there are are up to 4 posts available at Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) or Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) level. While the School will consider applicants with a strong research background or strong research potential in any area of Psychology, we are especially interested in receiving applications in the following areas: (i) research into behaviour change, particularly in the context of environmental and/or health psychology and (ii) cognitive and/or behavioural neuroscience research relevant to cognitive development and/or decline.

In the second strand, the School wishes to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Behavioural Statistics and Psychology who will (i) coordinate the teaching of quantitative methods within the School at all levels (undergraduate, Masters, PhD) and (ii) contribute to research within the School through the applicant's own research programme in statistics and/or the application of advanced statistical methods to enhance existing research efforts in the School. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable ability to engage students in the learning of statistical methods and to contribute effectively to the development, design and management of innovative statistics and research methods in teaching and research. A good research track record as evidenced by strong publications and/or grant capture would also be an advantage.

Details of these posts can be found via the following URL: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/index.html
The Cardiff School of Psychology (including Research Centres: CUBRIC, WARC and Occupational and Health Psychology) has a complement of approximately 50 academic staff, of whom 29 are Professors. There are approximately 50 full and part-time research staff (including Royal Society, BBSRC, RCUK and ESRC Research Fellows). In addition, there is a substantial number of technical and administrative support staff. Currently there are approximatley 100 full-time and part-time PhD students (including staff candidates), 60 Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and 36 Doctorate in Educational Psychology.

Closing date is April 24, 2014.

Anyone interested in these posts is encouraged to get in touch with Tony Manstead (mansteada@cardiff.ac.uk), Greg Maio (maio@cardiff.ac.uk), or Geoff Haddock (Haddockgg@cardiff.ac.uk).

 

 

Post: Full-Time, Permanent Research Associate, Three-Year Research Assistant, and PhD Studentship Posts
Location: Coventry University, UK
Deadline: April 25/28, 2014

 

We are looking to recruit four full-time permanent contract postdoctoral research associate posts to work on the 'Clash Narratives in Context: Uncovering the Social and Cultural Drivers of Contemporary Science vs. Religion Debates' project within the newly created University Research Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. We welcome applications from experienced, enthusiastic and creative humanities and social science early career researchers.

This large scale multidisciplinary project will build an empirical and theoretical understanding of what social and cultural factors have driven, and are currently driving, the narrative in the public domain that there is a necessary clash between religious belief and belonging and acceptance of evolutionary science. It will employ four intersecting approaches: qualitative social science field research; oral history, historical and media discourse analysis; social psychology experimental research; and a large scale quantitative survey of public perceptions, attitudes and identity formation in the UK and Canada.

Post 1: Qualitative Social Sciences Research Associate
Post 2: History, Philosophy or Social Studies of Science Research Associate
Post 3: Social/Experimental or Psychology Postdoctoral Research Associate
Post 4: Quantitative social studies Postdoctoral Research Associate

Closing date: 28th April 2014
Interviews: 6th-9th May 2014

We are looking to recruit an experienced three-year research assistant to assist with the overall delivery, communication and management of the project.

Post 5: Project Research Assistant

Closing date: 28th April 2014
Interviews: 6th-9th May 2014

We are also looking to recruit two PhD studentships exploring contemporary debates surrounding ‘science and religion’ by undertaking relevant research in:
PhD 1: Social Sciences/Humanities;
PhD 2: Social/Experimental Psychology.

Closing date: 25 April 2014.
Interviews in May 2014.

In addition the university will offer two competitive two-year postdoctoral follow on research positions dependent on the successful submission of PhD thesis within three years/by September 2017 to enable successful PhD students to be retained and develop further as early career professionals in this field of research.

Coventry University will lead this 3-year research project funded by the Templeton Religion Trust in partnership with York University (Canada) and National Life Stories at the British Library and British Science Association. The research team is led by Principal Investigators Dr Fern Elsdon-Baker (Coventry) and Prof. Bernard Lightman (York, Canada), and Co-Investigators Dr Carola Leicht (Coventry) and Dr Rebecca Catto (Coventry). The project will commence 1st October 2014.

Applicants should apply online, making explicit reference to how they meet the person specification provided. Specific questions can be directed to Dr Fern Elsdon-Baker by email only (Fern.Elsdon-Baker@coventry.ac.uk)

 

 

Post: 3 Postdoctoral Research Positions
Location: COES - The Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies
Deadline: April 30, 2014

 

COES - The Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies
Postdoctoral Research Positions at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies, at the University of Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez and Universidad Diego Portales.

The Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES – FONDAP) invites applications for three postdoctoral research positions. The COES will develop collaborative research on issues related to social conflict and cohesion (convivencia) in Chile through a multidisciplinary team from the social sciences and humanities. COES will centre its academic and outreach activities on the analysis of the multiple manifestations of social conflict in Chile, its causes as well as historical and cultural context. Our main objective is to contribute to the improvement of social cohesion, not only by generating cutting edge research, but also by informing public policy and social dialogue in Chile through our outreach activities and specific proposals for public action.

COES’ main research areas are the following: 1) the socio-economic dimensions of conflict, 2) group and individual interactions, 3) social and political conflict, and 4) the geographies of conflict. In this call priority will be given to candidates applying to the research area 2, group and individual interactions. This research area will contribute to the analysis and understanding of social conflict and cohesion in Chile by integrating interpersonal and intergroup dimensions into the macro-social context. It is divided into four separate sub-dimensions: (a) interpersonal conflict, with an emphasis on the family unit and neighbourhood; (b) intergroup relations, including issues of intergroup contact, prejudice, and discrimination; (c) class-based hierarchical group interactions and socio-political cleavages; and (d) interactions between individuals and the public sphere through citizen participation. These research areas will give special consideration to subjective aspects, such as attitudes and perceptions towards others and the social system, as well as to their behavioural consequences in terms of promoting or mitigating conflict situations and/or social cohesion.

Qualified candidates must have a PhD (awarded within the last 5 years or an approved PhD thesis with graduation pending) in one of the social sciences as well as strong writing and statistical skills. They should possess expertise in topics that fit into the Centre’s research agenda such as social movements, social theory, political socialization, social stratification, intergroup relations, social identity and intergroup contact, multidimensional inequalities, among others. Theoretical background and experience with multilevel modelling and longitudinal data analysis will be preferred. In addition to the completion and publication of their own research, the postdoctoral scholars’ primary responsibilities will be planning and conducting studies, statistical data analysis and preparation of manuscripts for publication and conference presentations. They will also be expected to be actively involved in developing and publishing articles related to cross-sectional and panel studies using national representative samples. Selected candidates will be able to undertake some teaching in English or Spanish. Selected candidates will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary research team of social scientists led by Professor Dante Contreras.
The salary offered for this position is US$ 36,000 per year approximately plus USD 3,000 for research expenses (precise amounts may vary depending on exchange rates). There is also financial support for relocation costs for candidates from overseas. Each position is for two years, but renewal for the second year will be subject to the fulfilment of objectives.

We also welcome applications from post-docs who would like to undertake a joint post-doc with another Chilean or international partner institution. In this case, partner institutions will share in the cost of the post-doc appointment, and candidates may reside in another country as well as Chile.

Applications are open until April 30, 2014. Please send a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, summary of Ph.D. research, brief research proposal (no more than two pages) and two letters of support to info@coes.cl. The review of applications and the interviews will take place during May. Interviews with the selection committee could also be by telephone or through video conference. Results will be announced by the end of May.

 

 

Post: Two teaching and research assistant positions in Social Psychology
Location: University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Deadline: April 30, 2014

 

The Institute of Psychology, and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lausanne invite applications for two teaching and research assistant positions in Social Psychology.

Starting date: September the 1st, 2014
Duration: Up to 5 years (1 year + 2 + 2)
Occupation rate: One position, 100%, the other position, 80%.
Working environment: The Lausanne-Dorigny campus, beautifully located on the lakeside (http://www.unil.ch/central/page2192_en.html)

Requirements:
- A completed Master’s degree in Psychology or Social Sciences, or related disciplines.
- A solid background in social psychology
- Familiarity with research methods, statistics and data analysis
- Ability to teach in French
- Excellent skills in English
- Willingness to complete a PhD in social psychology, under the supervision of Professor Fabrizio Butera. For more information on possible lines of research, please see:
http://www.unil.ch/unisciences/FabrizioButera
http://www.unil.ch/struggle

Activities:
- As a Teaching Assistant, she/he will be in charge of an undergraduate social psychology lab class (teaching load: 2 hours per week).
- As a PhD researcher, the appointed applicant will develop a research programme and conduct empirical research in one of the lines of research supervised by Professor Fabrizio Butera. Research facilities include a fully equipped experimental lab, participation in the activities of the Social Psychology Laboratory (http://www.unil.ch/ps/page41962_en.html), and inclusion in the Social Psychology Graduate School (http://www.unil.ch/ssp/page40084.html).

Deadline for application: April the 30th, 2014

Please send a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter and a recommendation letter to Professor Fabrizio Butera, by email (Fabrizio.Butera@unil.ch).

 

 

Post: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Social and Organisational Psychology
Location: University of Exeter, UK
Deadline: May 1, 2014

 

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Exeter (P46599)
College of Life and Environmental Sciences

The result of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise confirms Exeter's position as one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities. Almost 90% of our research is at internationally recognised levels and every single subject submitted included world-leading (4*) research. When adjusted for the 95% of staff submitted, Exeter ranks among the top 15 in the UK for research out of 159 higher education institutions. The Times Higher Education described Exeter as 'a rising star among research-intensive institutions'.
The College of Life and Environmental Sciences wishes to appoint either a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to contribute to extending and strengthening the research profile of Psychology at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to Social and Organisational Psychology. This full-time permanent post is available 1st September 2014.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Psychology or related area and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in social and organisational psychology related to or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics; a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document, see https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk/hrpr_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=8124979knI&WVID=3817591jNg&LANG=USA

Interviews are expected to take place at the end of May or early June.

For further information please contact Mark Levine, e-mail M.Levine@exeter.ac.uk or telephone 01392 726448.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

 

 

Post: Associate/Assistant Professor of psychology (full-time, tenure-track)
Location: University of Twente, The Netherlands
Deadline: May 1, 2014

 

The department of Psychology of Conflict, Risk, and Safety at the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for an

Associate/Assistant Professor of psychology (full-time, tenure-track)

The department of Psychology of Conflict, Risk and Safety has a distinctive and unique profile in the areas of risk perception and risk communication, conflict and crisis management and the antecedents of risky, antisocial and criminal behavior. It currently includes 9 staff members, 7 PhD students, and 2 research associates. The department participates in the Twente Graduate School, and the Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS) and has its own research center for Conflict, Risk and Safety Perception (iCRiSP). We also participate in the Kurt Lewin Institute, the national research school for social psychology and its applications. The department is particularly strong in its ongoing collaboration with international partners from law enforcement agencies and the military, and nationally with the national public prosecutor’s office, TNO, the Legal Aid Council, various ministries and the WODC, the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, the National Crisis Center etc. The department is currently expanding with a tenure-track position.

Your profile
We are looking for a candidate:
- With a steady track record, preferably in one (or more) of our three main research areas: conflict management, risk psychology, and psychology of crime demonstrated by a substantial number of high quality publications including papers in top ranked international journals. Candidates with expertise in other areas will also be considered, provided that you have a strong interest in focusing your work on (one of) these three research areas.
- Who has a strong entrepreneurial orientation. The ideal candidate has a proven ability to attract external research funding. We expect you to apply for external funding (e.g. NWO; Horizon 2020) and to engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Who is keen on further developing the department’s profile in terms of the UT motto High Tech Human Touch. Therefore, you have either focused on technology in your past research or you have a demonstrable interest in doing so for your future work. We are particularly interested in candidates who are able to use technology to gather and/or analyze data in the safety domain (e.g., sensors, software, serious gaming) or who use technology as an intervention or communication method.
- Who has experience in teaching at a university level. You have demonstrable didactic skills in teaching and good teaching evaluations. We are currently in the process of redesigning our Bachelor and Master program for our own Conflict, Risk and Safety track which allows you to closely link your teaching to your own research expertise.

Offer
You will be appointed as Associate or Assistant Professor, depending on past performance and experience. A tenure track enables you to direct your own career based on fixed performance agreements, in relation to which promotion from UD (Assistant Professor) to UHD (Associate Professor) and subsequently to full Professor is possible. A definitive assessment will take place no later than five years after commencement of the employment, following which employment for an indefinite period and promotion to Associate or full Professor may be agreed upon. Salary is competitive. The preferred starting date is August, 1, 2014 (negotiable). The University of Twente has excellent terms of employment.

Information and application
For more information please contact prof. dr. Ellen Giebels, department head (e.giebels@utwente.nl or by phone +31 53 4895272). Your application should include a CV, including a short research and teaching statement, a letter of application (including a summary of your teaching evaluations), a writing sample, and contact information for 2 or more references and should be sent before May, 1, 2014. Applications should be uploaded via http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures.en
Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

The Organisation
The University of Twente is a young, entrepreneurial university. It sets standards in the field of new technology and seeks to stimulate change, renewal and progress in society. Its strength lies in their capacity to combine. They work with the technologies of the future - information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology - in which behavioural and social science research play a vital role. After all, the most interesting and relevant innovation takes place at the interface between technology and its implications for mankind and society. The University of Twente is the only campus based university in the Netherlands. The work of the department Psychology of Conflict, Risk and Safety (PCRS) focuses on themes in the areas of risk perception and risk communication, conflict and crisis management and the antecedents of risky, antisocial and criminal behaviour. The department is in charge of an unique Psychology Mastertrack: Conflict, Risk & Safety (CRV).

 

 

Post: Lecturer in Psychology x 2
Location: Lancaster university, UK
Deadline: May 11 , 2014

 

Lecturer in Psychology x 2
Psychology
Salary: £32,590 to £45,053
Closing Date: Sunday 11 May 2014
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: A938
We are seeking to appoint four new posts to enhance and complement the existing strengths in the Department of Psychology. Two of these posts will be at a lectureship level.
Applicants should have a strong track record of research and teaching excellence, and applications are invited from across research areas that have been identified as complementing existing and planned research foci, particularly Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Neuroscience and Language Development.
The Department of Psychology at Lancaster has a core complement of 31 members of academic staff and a thriving community of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. The Department is well resourced and our laboratories house extensive software for experiments on adults and children, much of which is written in-house. Whilst all applicants will be considered on their individual merits, there may be the potential for the move of a complete research group to Lancaster.
Lancaster University is a leading UK University. The quality of the Department’s international research is mirrored by the quality of its teaching (e.g., The Telegraph currently features Lancaster as a top-10 UK undergraduate psychology course). The Department’s undergraduate provision and community are thriving and the postgraduate provision includes ESRC-recognized PhD and Masters programmes within the largest regional Doctoral Training Centre in the UK.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Prof. Charlie Lewis (email: c.lewis@lancaster.ac.uk; Tel: 01524 593822). Further information about the Department is available at: http://www.psych.lancs.ac.uk
Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter, a full CV, and a brief outline (no more than 2 sides of A4) of the research you would undertake should you be appointed
We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.
Interviews will be held over 23 & 24 June 2014.
Detailed information can be found at: http://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A938

 

Post: POST-DOCTORAL OR DOCTORAL POSITION
Location: Social psychology, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Deadline: May 31 , 2014

 

POST-DOCTORAL OR DOCTORAL POSITION
Social psychology, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
The research group on social influence at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, invites applications for either 1 postdoctoral (85%) or 1 doctoral (90%) fellowship position.

Description
- The position is available from 1st August 2014 (but another date can be agreed) for 1-year period (renewal will be subject to the fulfillment of objectives).
- The fellow will work on social influence processes in the field of either intergroup relations (prejudice and discrimination) or health-related behavior.
- The fellow’s primary tasks will be to design and conduct empirical studies, analyze data and prepare research reports and publications.

Requirements:
Post-doctoral position (85%):
- Ph.D. in psychology (obtained during the last three years)
- Strong background in experimental social psychology
- Excellent data analysis skills
- The ability to conduct research independently
- Track record of conference presentations and publications
- Good knowledge of French is valued

Doctoral position (90%):
- Master in psychology (obtained during the last two years)
- Strong background in experimental social psychology
- Excellent data analysis skills
- Good knowledge of French is valued

Additional information
For further information regarding the research group, please visit the website: http://www.unige.ch/fapse/psychosociale/equipes/gris.html.
For further information regarding the position, please feel free to contact Juan M. Falomir-Pichastor

Please send your application including your Curriculum Vitae, an application letter detailing your motivation, the research theme of interest, and the names and e-mails of two scientific referees to Juan M. Falomir-Pichastor before 31 May 2014.

 

 

Post: Tenure Track Assistant Professor Human Resource Managementand Organizational Behavior (1,0 fte)
Location: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Deadline: June 1 , 2014

 

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Human Resource Managementand Organizational Behavior (1,0 fte)
(Vacancy #214124)

Organization
The Department of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior (HRM&OB) of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, is seeking candidates for a fulltime tenure track faculty position (rank: assistant professor) in the area of HRM&OB.

Our Department
The department is a highly regarded and productive research group, conducting cutting edge field and experimental research that is currently built around the themes of diversity, teams, innovation, leadership and (un)ethical behavior (see: http://www.rug.nl/research/hrm-ob/research/research and http://www.rug.nl/research/hrm-ob/research/selected-publications). We use a large variety of research methods and deal with applied, as well as fundamental research questions. The Faculty possesses very good research facilities and faculty members have an excellent network in industry, providing access to (industry funded) organizational field research. The department has an internationally oriented work environment with collaboration and exchange with leading universities around the world. The department has 10 tenured faculty professors, 1 tenure track faculty professor, 3 visiting professors and 10 PhD students with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds - all with a keen focus on quality scholarship. The department contributes to several degree programs at the Bachelor and Master level and to the Research Master of the graduate school, SOM. The department oversees a one-year English spoken MSc-HRM program.

Job description
 Conducting empirical research in the field of HRM and/or OB, with preferably a focus on applied research.
 Communicating about research findings in high-quality scientific journals, at international conferences, and in practitioner-oriented outlets.
 Contributing to the acquisition of external funding of research projects and (co)supervising of PhD students.
 Teaching courses in the faculty's bachelor and master programs.
 Participating in committees at the department and faculty levels.

Qualifications
The candidate should have
 a completed PhD in a relevant field (Business Administration, HRM, OB, Organizational Sociology, Psychology or a related area).
 expertise in one of the above fields, demonstrated by evidence of the ability (or demonstration of potential) to publish in international academic publications in top tier or very good, peer reviewed journals.
 proven interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and in mentoring students.
 an international network.
 organizational qualities and excellent communication skills.
 the potential to generate external funding for research projects.

Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,259 gross per month (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,070 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a fulltime position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus based on the annual salary and participation in a pension scheme for employees.
The chosen candidate will be appointed for a period of six years. On the basis of a positive final evaluation in the sixth year of employment, the candidate will be granted tenure. Starting date: preferably 1 September 2014; in mutual consultation a specific agreement can be made.

Application
Applicants are requested to submit: 1. A motivation letter 2. A complete curriculum vitae 3. Three letters of recommendation 4. One self-selected "best paper" (either a published paper or working paper) 5. A short statement of research accomplishments and future research plans 6. Five keywords descriptive of research area. You may apply for this position before 1 June 2014 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university's website), see: http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/english-job-vacancies

Information
For information you can contact:
Prof. Eric Molleman, phone +31 50 3633846, e-mail: h.b.m.molleman@rug.nl (please do not use for application)

Additional information
About Tenure Track: http://www.rug.nl/feb/organization/profile/work/
About the Department of HRM&OB: http://www.rug.nl/feb/organization/scientific-departments/hrmob/

 

 

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b) Masters and PhD programs/scholarships

 

Post: PhD positions
Location: Univ. Catholique de Louvain & Univ. Libre de Bruxelles
Deadline: May 15, 2014

 

The Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Université catholique de Louvain are inviting candidates for 4 PhD positions related to an interdisciplinary research project aimed at advancing our knowledge of social, cognitive and emotional factors involved in food perception and healthy and sustainable eating behaviour.
The project will involve contributions from the fields of health psychology, emotion regulation, social and cognitive psychology, and preventive behaviour change. The PhD projects will be supervised by prof. Olivier Corneille, prof. Olivier Luminet and prof. Stephan Van den Broucke (Université catholique de Louvain), prof. Olivier Klein & Axel Cleeremans (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

This psychological research is part of the Food4Gut project (Innovative nutrition approaches of obesity: Biological, behavioural, and societal issues), a large interdisciplinary project financed by the Walloon region also involving Medical Sciences, Bioengineering, Sociology and Law.

Overall aims :
The dramatic increase in obesity in Western countries has important negative health outcomes such as greater incidence of numerous chronic diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases). Among the explanatory factors, the overconsumption of food high in saturated fat and the lack of consumption of high fiber food rich in colic nutriments (found in particular in some vegetables and cereals) is increasingly recognized. The FOOD4GUT project is dedicated to exploring the biological impact of those colic nutriments, the ways of increasing their production at a local level, and strategies fpr changing individual and collective behavior in order to increase their consumption. It will test whether individual and collective behavioural changes in the consumption of food containing high level of colic nutriments has beneficial effects on public health, particularly with respect to overweight and obesity.

For the psychological component of the project

Four positions are opening in September 2014:

Project 1: Emotional and cognitive issues
This subproject will examine how overweight/obesity can moderate the effect of attentional and emotional processes on behaviour change. It will also consider interoception as a food regulation strategy and examine changes in food memories.

Project 2: The impact of health claims on behavioral representations and intentions towards food rich in colic nutriment. Commercialized food products typically feature nutritional and health claims. Little is known, however, about how these claims are cognitively processed and influence behaviour. The present project will focus on claims about colic nutriments, whose health benefits have been recently supported in nutrition research.

Project 3: Nudging and behavioural epidemiology
This project will explore how "nudging" affects decisions in favor of food rich in colic nutriments. It will also contribute to building a detailed behavioral epidemiological database regarding current food behaviors in Wallonia.

Project 4: How economic factors shape eating intentions and behaviours (especially in relation to colic nutriments)

1. Perceptions of financial precariousness will be measured and manipulated (e.g., through priming).
2- Fiscal measures promoting the consumption of colic nutriments

Requirements
For each of the four positions we are looking for highly motivated, self-driven candidates willing to pursue a PhD in Psychology. Candidates should have completed a Master in Psychology with at least the level of distinction, and possess good knowledge of research methods and data analysis, as well as active knowledge of both written
and spoken English and also a good level of spoken French.

Applications

Interested candidates should contact Olivier Luminet for further information: olivier.luminet@uclouvain.be
Applications may be sent to: olivier.luminet@uclouvain.be, along with a recent CV and a motivation letter also specifying which project(s) you would be most interested in.
Deadline : May 15th, 2014

 

 

Post: Research Master's program in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Location: Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Deadline: 1 July EEA students, 1 April non-EEA students

 

Are you an excellent student and interested in conducting scientific research in the social and behavioral sciences? Then this is the Master’s program for you! The Research Master's program provides talented young researchers from all over the world with the tools they need to conduct fundamental scientific research in the field of social and behavioral sciences.
Our Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences is unique in the Netherlands, while it is the only Research Master’s program which trains you in both Social and Behavioral Sciences during its interdisciplinary first year. Next to this, you will specialize further by selecting one of the minors below:

1. Social Psychology (including Economic Psychology)
2. Social Sciences (Sociology or Organization Studies)
3. Methodology and Statistics

During this two-year English-taught Master of Science program, you will follow state-of-the-art courses, led by the best researchers in the field. You will be involved hands-on in their research area, actively participating in innovative projects and internships. In total you will participate in 4 in-house research traineeships and 1 international research traineeship.
The program is challenging and intensive. For that reason, the number of places available on this program is limited to 30, ensuring that only talented applicants, with strong analytical skills, a good academic record, and with a strong motivation for scientific research, are successful. Does this describe you? If so, click here to see whether you meet our requirements and for further information about the application process. For more information about the program please visit: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/masters-programmes/social-and-behavioural-sciences/

 

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: April 16, 2014