PhD Scholarship in Psychology at the University of Sheffield: Increasing pro-environmental behaviour using the Question-Behaviour Effect

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: Increasing pro-environmental behaviour using the Question-Behaviour Effect

Primary supervisor: Dr C Wood

Co-supervisor/s: Dr C Jones

Project description: The Question-Behaviour Effect (QBE) is a simple intervention whereby asking questions about a future behaviour increases the likelihood of that behaviour being performed. For example, people asked to predict their recycling behaviour in a survey recycled more than those who did not predict their behaviour (Sprott, Spangenberg, & Perkins, 1999). However, research examining factors that could optimise the effectiveness of the QBE in promoting behaviour change is lacking. The PhD project would focus on maximising the impact of the QBE on pro-environmental behaviours such as recycling.

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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