PhD Scholarship in Psychology at the University of Sheffield: Positive Dyslexia: Working to one’s strengths

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: Positive Dyslexia: Working to one’s strengths

Primary supervisor: Prof R Nicolson
Project description: Dyslexia is regarded as a disability, and this has skewed dyslexia research (and dyslexia support) toward identifying and remedying weaknesses. Positive Dyslexia represents the other side of the coin, using positive psychology and work psychology techniques to identify, accelerate and exploit strengths in children and adults. There is scope for projects pre-school, school, University and in working life (or unemployment).

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.

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

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