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Dynamic interactions between people in complex decision making contexts

Background

The project is based in a psychology department. The key objective of this project is to examine the following two questions:

  1. How does an individual's mental model (internal vs. external locus of control of a dynamic environment) effect performance at a group level?
  2. Can changing the mental model of the individual (i.e. increase perceptions of internal locus of control of a dynamic environment) increase performance at a group level?

The key innovation of this project is to advance our understanding of decision making in dynamic environments, which is a focus of the research in the DDM lab at Queen Mary, headed by Dr Osman. In addition, the project will utilize expertise from the management domain, in particular work in risk management in connection with Colleagues in Management (London, German, Denmark, New Zealand).

The project will adapt the paradigms developed thus far to address the theoretical and empirical questions concerning the interaction of agents in complex contexts. There are several opportunities to carry out work in applied domains (e.g. medical, financial, forensic).

Eligibility

In order to qualify for funding from Ciência sem Fronteiras, applicants must be Brazilian nationals and are required to have at least an upper second class degree and a masters degree in a related discipline from a top university anywhere in the world. For more information visit the Ciência sem Fronteiras eligibility pages.

Expertise in psychology, management and economics is desirable.

International students must provide evidence of proficient English language skills, see our entry requirements page for further information.

NB If you are interested in self-funding please contact Dr Osman by e-mail (m.osman@qmul.ac.uk) to discuss your eligibility for this project.

Application process

All international students must provide evidence of proficient English language skills; see our entry requirements page for further information.

Ciência sem Fronteiras

Potential candidates should contact Dr Magda Osman and submit their CV (including details of two referees) and a cover letter explaining their eligibility and interest in this project.

Applications to Queen Mary and Ciência sem Fronteiras are accepted all year round but we encourage you to contact Dr Osman as soon as possible.

If you are successful we will give you an offer on the condition that you are given a funding award from Ciência sem Fronteiras. When you have received a conditional offer, apply directly to Ciência sem Fronteiras.

China Scholarship Council

Applicants should be Chinese nationals and are required to have at least an upper second class degree and a masters degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Material Science or related discipline from a top university anywhere in the world.

Potential candidates should contact Dr Magda Osman and submit their CV (including details of two referees) and a cover letter explaining their eligibility and interest in this project.

If you are successful we will give you an offer on the condition that you are given a funding award from the China Scholarship Council. When you have received a conditional offer, apply directly to the China Scholarship Council.

CONACYT

Applicant requirements are listed on the CONACYT foreign scholarship pages.

Potential candidates should contact Dr Magda Osman and submit their CV (including details of two referees) and a cover letter explaining their eligibility and interest in this project.

Applications to Queen Mary are accepted all year round but we encourage you to contact Dr Osman as soon as possible. If he agrees to take your application further you will be required to submit an online application.

If you are successful we will give you an offer on the condition that you are given a funding award from CONACYT.

When you have received a conditional offer from us, you should apply directly to CONACYT.

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