PhD Studentships in Psychology, in the context of Cyber Emotions Project, Jacobs University Bremen [Germany]

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Jacobs University Bremen invites applications for 2 PhD stipends in Psychology in the context of CYBER EMOTIONS project
Prof. Arvid Kappas is looking for 2 PhD students in the area of emotion psychology. The total duration of each stipend will be 3 years. Successful candidates will be engaged in the context of a large scale integrating project funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Program (ICT Call 3; Science of complex systems for socially intelligent ICT).

CYBER-EMOTIONS: Collective Emotions in Cyberspace
The CYBER-EMOTIONS project focuses on the role of collective emotions in creating, forming and breaking-up ecommunities. The project has begun in February 2009, and involves an international collaboration with eight other partner institutions. The tasks of the work package at Jacobs University involve primarily preparing, conducting, and analyzing experiments as well as presenting the results to an international audience. Specifically, this involves measuring emotional responses while participants read or produce Internet contents or interact, in real-time, online with other users. Dependent variables involve a multi-level approach that employs self-reports as well as psychophysiological responses (facial EMG, electrodermal activity, heart rate) using Biopac recording equipment. More details regarding the overall project frame work and the consortium can be found at the web-site

Masters degree in psychology or equivalent; interest in socio-affective processes and methodological expertise as regards experiments and statistical analyses; interest in conducting psychophysiological experiments; academic excellence; enthusiasm; good communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in measuring psychophysiological reactions and/or programming.

Jacobs University Bremen is an equal opportunity employer. Please send in electronic format (PDF preferred) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, current grades or copy of diploma, and possibly samples of published work to teamassistantshss[ at ] ref: 670/CYBER EMOTIONS - have two academic referees send supporting statements to the same address, or include them with your application. Questions should be directly addressed to Prof. Arvid Kappas ( a.kappas[ at ] Stipends should start at the earliest possible time, with the exact date subject to mutual agreement.

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