The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Institute of Psychology, the Cognitive Psychology Unit has available a Postdoc Position in Cognitive Psychology
Research Project “Evolutionary insights into the production and perception of expressions of emotions”.
During social interactions, humans express and regulate their emotional states as well as process the emotions expressed by others. Importantly, most of these processes occur automatically, without conscious awareness. Although most emotional expressions in the human face are produced spontaneously, the existing literature has largely focused on posed or ‘artificial’ expressions’, which impacts the ecological-validity of the findings. Through a range of experimental studies involving different physiological measures the postdoc will gain insight into these issues. Focussing on explicit emotional signals (e.g. smiles) and implicit cues (e.g. pupil dilation, blush), we aim to identify emotion expressions produced and perceived by humans and systematically compare these to those of our closest living relatives, the bonobos. Bonobos are an ideal model species to reconstruct our last common ancestor and to identify uniquely human features. In addition, we will determine the extent to which culture influences human emotion perception. Combining novel techniques within a comparative multi-disciplinary framework, this project offers an evolutionarily-grounded approach to the origins of human emotion.
This project is supported by an NWO ORA grant to Dr Mariska Kret (Leiden University) and Dr Zanna Clay (Durham University). The project will run in parallel with ongoing projects in the CoPAN lab, directed by Dr Mariska Kret (www.mariskakret.com) ; see also our Copan Leiden Facebook page). The research group participates in the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC), an interfaculty center for interdisciplinary research on brain and cognition (www.libc-leiden.nl). For the current position, Dr Kret is looking for a postdoc to be based in the Netherlands, who will focus on the human component predominantly (not necessarily exclusively). In parallel to this project, another project supervised by Zanna Clay will take place mainly in the UK, the Democratic Republic of Congo (studies with local people and bonobo’s) and Rwanda (local population). For further cross-cultural comparisons, the project is in collaboration with Akihiro Tanaka (Tokyo woman’s christian university) and Anthony Atkinson (Durham University). The two postdocs closely interact on various occasions and locations.
Apply here: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/vacancies/2018/wk41-52/18-508-5958-postdoc-in-cognitive-psychology
Are you a talented or a more experienced academic in Organizational Psychology , and would you like to work in a multidisciplinary team of professionals in an academic environment? Then Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam would like to get to know you. Apply for the position of:
ASSISTANT (OR ASSOCIATE) PROFESSOR
Hours per week: 40 / 1 fte
Starting date: 1 September 2019
The successful candidate is expected to do research, teach, and supervise Bachelor, Master and PhD students in the field of Organizational Psychology. You are expected to develop new ideas in research and education covering the main research themes of Organizational Psychology. You are expected (1) to acquire funding (independently or jointly with colleagues) for research, (2) provide excellent teaching, (3) show administrative skills, and (4) engage in professional service activities.
The ratio of research / teaching time is 50% / 50%. Acquisition of external research funding may lead to teaching time reductions.
The Department of Psychology at the University of Essex is looking for research students to apply for one funded opportunity leading to a PhD.
The award is a full Home/EU fee waiver, or equivalent fee discount for overseas students, living costs of £14,777 per year, a departmental allowance of approximately £500 per year to support your studies, and a total of £2,500 to invest in training including conferences and travel. Funding will be paid each year for three years of study.
To apply for PhD funding (for three years of study), you will need:
- a high 2.1 or first-class undergraduate degree, or an MSc Psychology, or a related discipline, and
- hold an offer of a PhD supervised by a member of staff in our Department of Psychology starting October 2019.
Application process and deadlines
To begin, get in touch with a potential supervisor to discuss your application. Once you have agreement from a supervisor, make a formal application for PhD study online:
The deadline for applying for PhD study is 15 January 2019.
In addition, to apply for funding, complete our online form online:
Applications for the University of Essex Psychology Doctoral Scholarship close on 4 February 2019.
More information » here.
The University of Goettingen and the German Primate Research Center are advertising 12 fully funded PhD positions in psychology, primatology, behavioral biology and linguistics as part of the DFG Research Training Group “Understanding Social Relationships”.
The deadline is 10 April 2018.
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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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.
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
Department of Gender Studies & The Kinsey Institute
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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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.
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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