The ideal candidate will have a strong interest or previous experience in health processes or health outcomes, which may include the areas mentioned in the description of the project or other health-related areas that the candidate has a particular interest in or previous research experience. S/he will be self-motivated, and have strong statistical and writing skills.
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Health behaviours often occur within a social context, and can therefore be influenced by social cues, interactions with others, social pressures, and so on. The proposed project will examine the role of social influences on health processes and health outcomes, such as: health beliefs and expectations, perceptions of medicines, treatment uptake or adherence, placebo and nocebo effects, adjusting to and managing chronic illness, and the experience of hunger/satiety and other physical sensations.
University of Sydney
School of Psychology