Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Psychology at the University of Sheffield: Planning and Health Behaviour

University of Sheffield - Department of Psychology

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

Project title: Planning and health behaviour

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/prospectivepg/phd/projects

Primary supervisor: Prof P Norman

Project description: Intention is the most proximal determinant of future behaviour in many models of health behaviour. However, there is a less-than-perfect relationship between people’s intention and their behaviour – the “intention-behaviour gap”. This project will examine the extent to which planning moderates intention-behaviour relations for various health-related behaviours (e.g., exercise, fruit and vegetable intake). Additional studies will examine the role of experimental measures of individual differences in planning ability (e.g., Tower of Hanoi) and working memory capacity with the aim of developing online planning measures that can be used in conjunction self-report measures of intentions and behaviour.

Start date: 1 October 2018

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.

Funding: Tuition fees £4194 per year Living Expenses £14,500.00

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For further details and the application process please visit:

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/prospectivepg/phd/funding

Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 24 January 2018

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