Oxford–Calleva Graduate Scholarships

Applications are invited for two fully-funded Oxford–Calleva Graduate Scholarships, supported by the University of Oxford and the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen College, Oxford. The successful applicants will be part of an interdisciplinary team working on a 4-year project funded by the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen College, to begin in October 2018.

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IAST Research Fellowships

The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse recruitment campaign is now open for the academic year 2018-19. Deadline for applications is December 31st.

The Research Fellowships” offer can be viewed directly at (https://www.iast.fr/apply).

We welcome contributions from researchers within a large range of disciplines, in particular from anthropology, biology, history, law, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology, though motivated applications from outside these disciplines will be given full consideration.

Call for meta-analysis data: moral licensing & watching eyes effect

Our team is conducting two meta-analyses:

1. Moral Licensing
Specifically, we are interested in looking at the moderating effects of study procedures (such as whether the participants were observed during the licensing manipulation), and characteristics of the measures (such as the ambiguity of the dependent measure) on the moral licensing effect.

2. Watching Eyes Effects
Specifically, we are examining whether exposure length to observation cues (long or short) explain the inconsistencies in the literature regarding the impact of eye images on generosity.

Now we are looking for any unpublished experimental studies (e.g., manuscripts, doctoral dissertations, file drawer) or data on these topics.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexual Science

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexual Science
Department of Gender Studies & The Kinsey Institute
Indiana University-Bloomington

The Department of Gender Studies and The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington, announce a joint 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship position in Sexual Science to begin August 2018. Successful candidates will demonstrate methodological emphases in behavioral and/or social sciences, be able to address issues of gender and sexuality though various feminist and queer theoretical lenses, and display a clear commitment to interdisciplinary research and education. Research and teaching interests could include sexual science, relationship science, sex/gender development, gender and health, or related areas. The candidate should have experience with quantitative statistical and analytic techniques. Familiarity with big data, social network analysis, and/or dyads is preferred but not required.

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PhD position: Could Skype/FaceTime combat loneliness in the elderly?

Funded PhD with Tom Pollet at Northumbria University

Loneliness contributes to health problems in the elderly. Conversely, one’s social network buffers against health problems. However, research derived from the Social Brain Hypothesis shows that people’s social networks are not amorphous structures, but rather consist of a series of hierarchical layers varying in emotional closeness. The innermost layers have been labeled ‘support groups’ and ‘sympathy groups’. Support groups consist of individuals from whom one would seek support in times of severe emotional or financial distress: they have an average size of 5 members. Sympathy groups consist of individuals whose sudden death would be greatly upsetting: they have an average size of 12–15 members, including support group members. For elderly populations, it is currently unknown whether contact with individuals from certain social network layers matters more or whether any social contact matters. Moreover, it is currently unknown whether the medium of social contact matters: Is face-to-face contact more beneficial than contact via the phone? Is contact via a medium such as Skype or FaceTime similar to face-to-face contact or not? Previous research with a student population suggests that computer-mediated communication with a face-to-face component (e.g., Skype/FaceTime) is on a par with actual face-to-face contact in terms of positive affect. However, it is currently unknown whether similar effects exist for elderly populations. In this project, you will examine the composition of egocentric social networks of elderly people and its relation to loneliness and health.

Postdoctoral Position at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

The Max Planck Research Group ”Naturalistic Social Cognition” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany, (Research Group Leader: Dr. Annie E. Wertz) is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Position.

The position will preferably begin February 1, 2018, although the start-date is negotiable.

The postdoctoral researcher will work on projects investigating social learning in infancy and early childhood, with an emphasis on how young children learn about plants in a naturalistic garden setting. We seek candidates with expertise in behavioral coding methods and experience conducting studies with infants and/or young children; strong data analysis skills are required. Familiarity with complex naturalistic datasets is preferred. Previous experience with Datavyu or related behavioral coding programs is particularly desirable; as is a solid background in at least one programming language (e.g., Ruby, MatLab, or R).

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PhD Student Position – UNSW Sydney: Economic inequality as a driver of sexual competition and gendered traits

This is a highly competitive scheme, with excellent support, open to students from any country. Interested students must express interest by 21 July (20 July in the Western hemisphere due to time differences). To learn more and to express interest visit:

http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/economic-inequality-driver-sexual-competition-and-gendered-traits

Up to 2 students will be asked to submit full applications in August.

There is also a lot more about the scheme at http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/

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Post-doc position in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition

A two-year post-doctoral position in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition is currently open at the Département d’Etudes Cognitives (DEC) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. This project will be conducted in collaboration with Nicolas Baumard at the Institut Jean Nicod (IJN) and Julie Grèzes at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (LNC).

Please send a complete CV, a 2-pages cover letter and contact information of two references by March 15th to nicolas.baumard@ens.fr and julie.grezes@ens.fr, and feel free to contact us for more information!

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