ORGANISATION/COMPANY University of Sheffield
RESEARCH FIELD Sociology
RESEARCHER PROFILE First Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE 01/02/2017 00:00 – Europe/London
LOCATION United Kingdom
TYPE OF CONTRACT Permanent
JOB STATUS Full-time
Social psychologists have long sought to understand the predictors of people’s willingness to participate in collective action and other types of political behaviour. However, nearly all the empirical work on this topic has measured political action intentions rather than political behavior. As such, little is known about the factors and processes that operate in a political context to transform individuals’ action intentions into actual behavior. This project seeks to fill this gap by integrating the literatures on behavior change and collective action, with the aim of developing strategies that will effectively encourage actual political behaviour.
This is one of many projects in competition for the current funding opportunities available within the Department of Psychology. Please see here for full details: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/prospectivepg/funding
Overseas students are welcome to apply for funding but must be able to demonstrate that they can fund the difference in the tuition fees.
Requirements: We ask for 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.
Further Details: euraxess.ec.europa.eu