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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD Studentship -- Thinking and Reasoning with Diagrams, Un of Huddersfield


PhD Studentship -- Thinking and Reasoning with Diagrams

Centre for Applied Psychological Research,
School of Human & Health Sciences,
University of Huddersfield

The School of Human and Health Sciences invites applications for a 3-year
PhD project investigating cognitive and perceptual processes in reasoning
and problem solving with diagrams.  The project will by supervised by Dr
David Peebles and will investigate how graphical representations of data
are encoded and processed with the aim of extending current theories of the
knowledge representations underlying diagrammatic reasoning.

Prospective students should have a good first degree in psychology and have
a specific interest in cognitive psychology/science.  The student will
receive training in the design and analysis of cognitive psychology
experiments using eye tracking as a primary methodology.  Training is also
available in cognitive modelling techniques if required.

This studentship offers a three-year tax-free bursary of 12,600 per annum
plus payment of full registration fees and generous support.

Informal inquiries may be made to Dr David Peebles
(  For further details and
application forms contact Kirsty Thomson, Research Secretary, School of
Human and Health Sciences, Tel: 01484 471156,

Closing date for applications: Friday 14th March 2008.