PhD - Children’s Moral Judgments and Aggressive Behaviour

University of East Anglia - Psychology

Start Date: 1st October 2017

No. of positions available: 1

Supervisor: Dr Gavin Nobes

Project description: Whereas most adults base their moral judgments on people’s intentions, young children are often more influenced by the outcomes of actions. Many children also tend to assume that accidents were ill-intentioned – that is, they make hostile attributions – that may help to explain their aggression. The aim of this proposed research is to investigate links between children’s developing morality, attributions, and theory of mind.

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.

Share this PhD
     
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

PhD

Subject Area(s):

Location(s):

South East England