PhD - Categorisation in Infancy

University of East Anglia - Psychology

No. of positions available: 1

Hours: Full time

Contract: Contract/ Temporary

Supervisor: Dr Nadja Althaus

Project description: How do infants perceive similarity and dissimilarity? How does this lead to the formation of categories and concepts? What is the relationship of categorisation and word learning? This PhD project will use eye tracking with infants, optionally in combination with computational approaches, to gain insight into the learning processes involved in categorisation.

Person specification: Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should typically hold, or expect to hold, a first degree with a minimum of 2:1 and a Master’s degree with research methods training appropriate to the discipline, with a dissertation mark of at least 65%. Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold or expect to hold a relevant undergraduate degree. Candidates who have studied outside of the UK should typically hold, or expect to hold, qualifications at an equivalent level to those mentioned above. Candidates will be interviewed as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

Funding notes: The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,296 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees.

To be considered for a Studentship, you should make an application for admission indicating the intention to be considered for a funded studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme.

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South East England