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Jun 20, 2019
We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to work on a research project in the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Situated at the interface of behaviour change science and positive psychology, the project will investigate how people respond to set-backs when pursuing their goals and explore ways to help people to respond with self-compassion. Our aim is to develop a theoretical framework and tools that can be applied across a variety of settings (for example, health behaviours, parenting, managing deadlines). As such, this research has important implications for our understanding of self-compassion, of how people respond to lapses in goal pursuit and, how to promote effective self- regulation and help people to make changes to their behaviour. The project is funded for 3-years by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK. You will work with Dr Fuschia Sirois ( http://sirois-lab.group.shef.ac.uk/ ) and Dr Thomas Webb ( www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/staff/academic/thomas-webb ) to carry out the research described above. This will involve designing and developing materials, applying for ethical approval, recruiting participants, managing the datasets, analysing the data and preparing reports for publication and disseminating the findings via social media, academic conferences, and engagement with potential users. The position will provide you with the opportunity to sharpen your theoretical skills, broaden your applied research experience, and gain valuable experience engaging with non-academic stakeholders. You should have a good honours degree (or equivalent experience) in psychology or a related discipline and a PhD (or be close to completion) in psychology or a related discipline (or equivalent experience). You should also have well-developed skills with respect to designing, conducting, analysing and presenting the findings of questionnaire and experimental research, and excellent organisation, communication, and collaboration skills. Knowledge of contemporary research on self-regulation, self-compassion, individual differences, and social psychology more broadly would also be an advantage. For more details, please follow the link to current vacancies from this link https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs and enter job reference number UOS022973
University of Sheffield Sheffield, UK Postdoc
Jun 19, 2019
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, part of the Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine, seeks a full-time postdoctoral research associate to join our research team on an innovative, multi-year initiative funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Drs. Brackett, Cipriano, Willner and colleagues are developing and validating novel assessments of emotion regulation skills for use with students in elementary school through high school. This project aims to support evidence-based teaching by establishing research-based developmental benchmarks for emotion regulation across grade levels. We also aim to make validated assessments of emotion regulation skill available to teachers for formative evaluation purposes. The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for (1) contributing to the design of assessments and the research plan, (2) managing school-based data collection for assessment pilot-testing and validation, (3) supervising data collection and processing, and (4) conducting data analyses. The postdoctoral associate will be expected and supported to contribute to the production of empirical articles and conference presentations from these data. As a key member of our larger research team, we seek a dynamic researcher who can be our thought partner and team player. Skills & Qualifications Qualified candidates will have recently completed a PhD in psychology, education, or a related field Specialization or demonstrated interest in applied developmental psychology, educational assessment, psychometrics, and/or emotion regulation Experience working in schools as an applied researcher, teacher, direct service provider, or coach is preferred. Excellent writing and communication skills Exceptional project management and leadership abilities Methodological experience: Competence in quantitative methods required and familiarity with qualitative methods (e.g., qualitative data coding; content analysis) preferred Experience with psychometric analyses is a plus   To Apply Send a Cover Letter outlining your experiences and interest in the position, your CV, and the names of two references in one PDF file (LastName.pdf) t o linda.torv@yale.edu .  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.   ABOUT THE YALE CENTER FOR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE Emotions drive learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, and health. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the power of emotions to create a more effective and compassionate society. Helping children and adults develop emotional intelligence is central to the mission of the Center. To date, schools have been at the center of these efforts. RULER, the Center’s signature program, draws on leading pedagogical practices as well as advances in psychology and neuroscience, and it has been honed through years of classroom observation, interviews, and the most demanding evaluations. Creating awareness— both of self and others—about emotions and developing the skills of emotional intelligence can improve children’s prospects in life and contribute, in turn, to healthier, more compassionate families, workplaces, and communities. RULER does this by teaching adults and children the skills of emotional intelligence. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Yale University New Haven, CT, USA Postdoc