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Cognitive Psychology

1601: Research support for Cognitive behavioural experiment/ EEG/ TMS research
The main duties will include helping setting up the experiment in Eprime and collecting EEG data or analysisng EEG data. Training on net application, Eprime will be provided and EEG analysis will be provided. Ideal candidate would have confidence in handling large data set and inclination for understanding brain processes.
Student level: Open to 3rd year undergraduates or MSc students 
Duration: Negotiable
Start date: Anytime
Responsible researcher: Dr Sanjay Kumar, skumar@brookes.ac.uk


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Developmental Psychology

1602: Moral psychology in children and adults: laboratory and internet data collection
This project is looking into children's developing sense of right and wrong. Part of this study may involve the development of an innovative new method: taking advantage of children's presence on the internet (for example on Minecraft servers) to enable remote collection of behavioural data. A student  could potentially help with data collection in the lab or on-line.
Student level: Open to undergraduate or MSc students 
Duration: 1 to 6 months 
Start date: TBC 
Responsible researcher: Dr. Ben Kenward,   bkenward@brookes.ac.uk

1603: Babies’ Language Development
This research project investigates early language development in babies. Working on this project will involve: recruitment of participants, guided experiment design and implementation, running experiments, codification of the data obtained from experiments, guided result analysis. You will be fully trained in using the eye tracker, administering the experiment, and in the necessary data analysis techniques.
Student level: Open to undergraduate or MSc students 
Duration: 1 to 6 months 
Start date: TBC 
Responsible researcher: Dr. Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez,   ngonzalez-gomez@brookes.ac.uk
Website: http://psych.brookes.ac.uk/babylab/

1604: Infant Feeding Network
This project aims to contribute to the Infant Feeding Network (IFN). Working on this project involves providing lay summaries of recent research studies, which will be published on the IFN web page monthly. Students will have the opportunity to find out more about Paediatric Psychology as well as articles structure and research methods in this field. Student level: Open to undergraduate or MSc students 
Duration: 1- 6 months
Start date: February 2018
Responsible researcher: Dr Cristina Costantini, ccostantini@brookes.ac.uk

1605: Video observations analysis
This project aims to contribute to the analysis of videos recorded during infant feeding sessions. Working on this project involves watching and analysing videos using a specific coding system; students will be trained prior to the start of the analysis. Students will have the opportunity to learn about observational analysis as well as research methods and research around infant feeding.
Student level: UG/MSc students 
Duration: 1- 6 months
Start date: February 2018
Responsible researcher: Dr Cristina Costantini, email: ccostantini@brookes.ac.uk
Website: Under construction - available soon


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Social Psychology

1604: Understanding and preventing alcohol misuse
Although alcohol is regularly enjoyed by many people, excessive drinking can lead to short and long term harm. I am running several projects to explore ways of reducing alcohol related harms in young people and would welcome applications from people who would like to learn more and contribute to this research area. Positions may involve quantitative and qualitative data. They may also involve use of SPSS, literature searching and working with the project team to discuss findings. Data may be sensitive and so we are looking for someone with a professional approach who can be trusted to work independently as well as
part of the team.
Student level: Open to 2nd or 3rd year undergraduates or MSc students 
Duration: Negotiable
Start date: TBC
Responsible researcher: Dr Emma Davies, edavies@brookes.ac.uk