PhD Position “The impact of retirement on life styles and well-being”

 

Apply before: 15 July, 2019
Institute:
Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Hague
Job specification:
  • It has been frequently argued that babyboom cohorts have different needs and ambitions for retirement than earlier generations, and that they will even ‘redefine’ or ‘reinvent’ retirement. This PhD project will examine how retirement impacts older adults’ life styles and wellbeing and how these effects differ by socio-economic status, gender and health. The project will make use of the NIDI Pension Panel survey in which more than 5000 60-plus older workers are followed in their transition to retirement.
  • The PhD project is based at NIDI in The Hague. The PhD candidate will be part of the ‘Work and Retirement Theme Group’ headed by prof. dr. Kène Henkens. The group is recognized worldwide as a leading research group on retirement related issues. The group consist of 9 members: 3 senior researchers, 2 post-docs and 4 PhD candidates. The PhD candidate will write a dissertation, based on a set of research articles, publishable in international refereed journals.
  • Candidates should have;
    • Completed a Research Master in one of the social sciences, or a comparable background.
    • Solid knowledge of statistical methods for the analysis large-scale survey data.
    • Knowledge of labour market, gerontology, organizational science literatures.
    • Excellent knowledge of English.
    • Good writing and social skills.
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FOUR-YEAR PH.D. PROJECT ON COMMUNICATION ABOUT SOCIAL GROUPS

 

Apply before: 20 July, 2019
Institute:
KU Leuven, Belgium
Job specification:
  • Following funding of the project “When you say “women collaborate more”, do I hear you say that men do not collaborate? Consequences of communicators’ choices of comparative formats in messages about social groups” by the Special Research Fund of KU Leuven – University of Leuven (C14/19/56), we have an opening for a four-year fully-funded predoctoral position in the Centre for Social and Cultural Psychology (CSCP) of KU Leuven – University of Leuven, Belgium.
  • The project focuses on observers’ responses to verbal claims about social groups as a function of the extent to, and the manner in which the claim renders the underlying intergroup comparison explicit. People who read or hear messages about similarities and differences between social groups may respond differently to messages that are logically equivalent but that are worded differently (e.g., ‘Women are more intuitive than men’ vs ‘Men are less intuitive than women’).
  • The project’s results will thus contribute to the understanding of why some messages entail stereotype change whereas others do not, will yield recommendations for communication training, and will help the general audience analyze media messages.
  • The project consists of a series of experiments where the main independent variable is the comparative format of stimulus claims and dependent variables include both self-report and implicit measures. The claims will mainly pertain to stereotypes of gender and age groups. The PhD candidate will conduct the experiments in the project (with sufficient room for creative contribution) and report the results in international journals and at national and international conferences. S/he will devote a small part of his/her time (10% max) in educational tasks (e.g., supervising exams, coaching tutorials) and will co-supervise master’s theses about specific studies in the project.
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Doctoraatstudent Sociale en Culturele Psychologie

 

Apply before: 1 Juli, 2019
Institute:
KU Leuven, Belgium
Job specification:
  • Voor de Faculteit Psychologie en Pedagogische Wetenschappen van de KU Leuven zijn we op zoek naar een doctoraatsstudent die naast het verrichten van onderzoek in de sociale en culturele psychologie (2/3e van de tijd) ook onderwijs verzorgt (1/3e van de tijd), waaronder in de statistiekvakken
  • Het doctoraatsonderzoek situeert zich in het brede domein van de sociale en culturele psychologie en bouwt voort op lopende onderzoeksprojecten naar de acculturatie van psychologische processen zoals emoties, de onderliggende mechanismen alsook consequenties van emotionele ‘fit’ in interculturele interacties, en het welbevinden en schoolsucces van jongeren met een migratieachtergrond. De kandidaat heeft als taak om, onder begeleiding, eigen onderzoek te ontwikkelen en uit te voeren, dit te presenteren op nationale en internationale conferenties, om de resultaten ervan te rapporteren in internationale tijdschriften en, op basis daarvan, een doctoraatsproefschrift voor te bereiden.
External references: Vacature Doctoraatstudent KU Leuven

Vacature maatschappelijk werker COC Haaglanden

 

Apply before: 4 Juli, 2019
Institute:
COC Haaglanden, Den Haag
Job specification:
  • Het COC Haaglanden heeft een vacature voor een maatschappelijk werker voor 12-16 uur die zich in het bijzonder richt op ondersteuning en begeleiding van jongeren en transgenders die problemen ondervinden bij hun seksuele en/of genderidentiteit, met een specifieke focus op culturele en religieuze dilemma’s.
  • Psychosociale Hulpverlening voor homoseksuele mannen, lesbische vrouwen, biseksuele mannen en vrouwen, transgenders, intersekse personen, hun partners, familieleden en vrienden van alle leeftijden en uit alle culturen uit de regio Haaglanden. Vragen rondom specifieke thema’s over het lesbisch, homo- en biseksueel en transgender bestaan (o.a. coming-out, coming-in, religieuze- en culturele dilemma’s, kinderen, relaties, homoseksualiteit binnen een heterorelatie enz.).
  • Voor meer informatie zie de link.
External references: Vacature maatschappelijk werker LHBTI COC Haaglanden juni 2019

PhD candidate in “Genetic and environmental factors in well-being and mental health”

 

Apply before: August 1st, 2019
Institute:
University of Oslo Department of Psychology
Job specification:
  • The PhD fellow will collaborate with colleagues at PROMENTA, and internationally, to examine the role of genetic and environmental factors in wellbeing and mental health. The PhD project will aim to examine a) causal factors and processes in wellbeing, b) the genetic and environmental underlying structure of the broader wellbeing spectrum, and c) gene-environment interplay in wellbeing and mental health. Methodologically, the project will be based on longitudinal twin studies and molecular genetic studies, with data from the Norwegian Twin Registry and the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa).
  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent in psychology (Professional program or Master’s program in psychology), or related fields. Normally, minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS
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PhD student position – Social influences on food intake

 

Apply before: July 12th, 2019
Institute:
University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUS
Job specification:
  • Social factors play a key role in determining what and how much people eat, but relatively little is known about the “who,” “what,” “when,” and “why” of social influences on food intake. In this project, we will address questions such as: why do people eat more when eating in groups than when eating alone, and under what circumstances do people use (or not use) social cues to determine how much to eat? Developing a better understanding of how social factors influence people’s food intake is a crucial part of improving people’s eating habits and improving their overall health and well-being.
  • The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of the University’s dedication to harnessing cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities.
  • Psychology at UNSW is the leading school in Australia for Psychology, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings and the recently released national Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT). Scientia Scholarships provide a $41,000 stipend, tuition fees for 4 years, plus up to $10,000 per year for career development and fostering international collaborations.
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Vacancy PhD Student Neuroscience

 

Apply before: July 30th, 2019
Institute:
KU Leuven Neurosciences department / Brain and Cognition Group
Job specification:
  • In this project we investigate the interplay between postural control and auditory (temporal) processing under ecologically relevant listening conditions in persons with different degrees of age-related hearing impairment (ARHI, presbycusis) using electrophysiological and behavioral outcome measures.
  • The planned studies comprise assessments of ARHI in larger samples in Flanders, multi-tasking experiments with different adult groups, and a training study. Results have potential importance for the treatment of ARHI.
  • If interested please send motivation letter and your CV before  30 July by email toprof Astrid van Wieringen (ExpORL),  and prof Ralf Krampe (BatLab)

    (email: astrid.vanwieringen@kuleuven.be, ralf.krampe@kuleuven.be

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PhD candidate – “Genetic and environmental factors in wellbeing and mental health”

 

Apply before: August 1st, 2019
Institute:
PROMENTA Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo
Job specification:
  • The PhD fellow will collaborate with colleagues at PROMENTA, and internationally, to examine the role of genetic and environmental factors in wellbeing and mental health. The PhD project will aim to examine a) causal factors and processes in wellbeing, b) the genetic and environmental underlying structure of the broader wellbeing spectrum, and c) gene-environment interplay in wellbeing and mental health. Methodologically, the project will be based on longitudinal twin studies and molecular genetic studies, with data from the Norwegian Twin Registry and the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa).
  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent in psychology (Professional program or Master’s program in psychology), or related fields. Normally, minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS
    • Strong skills in quantitative analysis
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Englis
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PhD candidates on the project Immersive Technologies for Health Behavior Change

 

Apply before: July 1st, 2019
Institute:
Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Job specification:
  • Immersive technologies like Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) and 360-degree movies (together coined under the umbrella term XR) have become more widely applied in the health domain in the past few years. A major application area is healthcare, where it is employed in pain management, phobia treatment and surgery training. XR has received relatively less attention as a persuasive technology to stimulate preventive health behaviors like healthy eating. Encouraging preventive health behavior has been proven to be challenging. Persuasive technologies employ strategies from behavioral change theories to influence behavioral precursors like attitudes, preferences, and habits. The persuasive power of XR has till now mainly been explored in the context of marketing and less in the field of health behavior change.
  • The aim of the project is to explore the potential of XR for stimulating health behavior, and more specifically healthy eating behavior. The candidate will be involved in ongoing projects in which these technologies are employed in the context of eating behavior. Further, the candidate will independently set up (experimental) studies to investigate how features of immersive technology affect behavioral change mechanisms and ultimately behavior. Preferably, the candidate also contributes to the development or adaptation of XR environments to be used in the studies.
  • Applications should be sent before the application deadline of July 1, 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in the second week of July. The only way to apply is online.
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De HvA is voor het lectoraat Armoede Interventies op zoek naar een Junior Onderzoeker

 

Apply before: July 1st, 2019
Institute:
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Job specification:
  • Het lectoraat maakt onderdeel uit van het AKMI (Amsterdams Kenniscentrum voor Maatschappelijke Innovatie), het kenniscentrum van de faculteit Maatschappij en Recht van de Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Het lectoraat houdt zich bezig met onderzoek naar vraagstukken op het terrein van armoede, schuldenproblematiek, schulddienstverlening, werkloosheid en re-integratie
  • Wij zoeken een junior onderzoeker met een afgeronde (research) master in de maatschappij of gedragswetenschappen (bij voorkeur sociologie of psychologie). Daarnaast vragen wij:
    • Ervaring met en kennis van kwantitatief onderzoek
    • Interesse in praktijkgericht onderzoek
    • Affiniteit met het thema armoede
    • Een flexibele houding en bereidheid om buiten kantooruren te werken
    • Sterke voorkeur: kennis over armoede
  • Voor meer informatie neem contact op met Roeland van Geuns; zie More Information
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