Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Psychology at the University of Sheffield: The role of attachment issues in coping with a long-term skin condition

University of Sheffield - Department of Psychology

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Psychology at the University of Sheffield

This is one of many projects in competition for the current funding opportunities available within the Department of Psychology

Project title: The role of attachment issues in coping with a long-term skin condition

Primary supervisor: Dr Andrew Thompson

Co-supervisor/s:  Dr Abi Millings

Project description: Skin condition can be associated with significant levels of distress and stress can play a role in the course of a number of conditions. Attachment theory argues that our experience of care influences affect regulation. Several studies have found that attachment orientation is associated with coping with various health conditions. Priming attachment security has been reported to have positive effects on psychological outcomes. This PhD would investigate the potential benefits of attachment priming in skin condition.

Start date: 1 October 2017

Requirements:  Applicants must have a minimum of a first class or high upper second-class undergraduate honours degree and a distinction or high merit at Masters level in psychology or a related discipline.

For further details and the application process please visit:

http://www.shef.ac.uk/psychology/prospectivepg/funding

Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday, 1 February 2017

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