Author Archives: estherp
New fully funded PhD studentship on building healthy habits
We are offering a fully funded PhD studentship to begin in October 2019, on a project examining how healthy habits (for drinking water) can be built using goal priming, in collaboration with Danone Research. You can join us either with … Continue reading
New fully funded PhD studentship on sustainable food choices
We are offering a fully funded PhD studentship to begin in October 2019, on a project examining how to use language to promote sustainable food choices. You can join us either with an excellent BSc degree for a 1+3 program … Continue reading
Pre-print on the portion-size effect for drinks among children
We’ve posted an OSF pre-print of a recent paper which shows that children display a clear portion-size effect for SSB’s and water, and the latter is especially pronounced for children from higher SES families. You can find it here. Children’s … Continue reading
Socioeconomic status and the portion size effect
A pre-print is now available from OSF on our research showing that the portion size effect for energy-dense food is especially pronounced among people from more deprived backgrounds.
Congratulations to dr Keesman!
On March 16, Mike Keesman defended his dissertation on “Observing the mind instead of acting on it” at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Congratulations to Mike on an excellent piece of work and defense!
Now hiring: Postdoctoral researcher
Research Assistant/Associate We invite applications for a 3-year ESRC-funded Postdoc position with Dr Esther Papies, The Psychology of Sugary Drinks: The role of consumption and reward simulations. The project aims to both establish underlying cognitive mechanisms contributing to the motivation … Continue reading
ESRC grant on the motivation to consume sugary drinks
Our lab has recently been awarded a research grant to study the role of consumption and reward simulations in the motivation to consume sugary drinks. The work will start in May 2018, and we will be recruiting a 3-year postdoctoral … Continue reading
Now accepting PhD applications
We are now accepting applications from prospective PhD students to start in October 2018. Please get in touch with your research plans if you’re interested in applying! Applications for the School of Psychology PhD program are submitted through the University … Continue reading
Mike Keesman Postdoc at Leiden University
Since September 1, 2017, Mike Keesman is working as a postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University, on the BENEFIT project with Prof. Andrea Evers: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/mike-keesman#tab-1 https://www.mikekeesman.com
PhD defense scheduled for Mike Keesman
The examination committee at Utrecht University has approved Mike’s dissertation “Observing the mind instead of acting on it: How mindfulness empowers people to live healthily”. He is now scheduled to defend it in a formal session on March 16, 2018, … Continue reading