This group researches the socio'cognitive determinants of addictive behaviours, with a view to developing interventions to modify them. There is a particular emphasis on the use and integration of diverse research methodologies and technologies to examine various research topics. The team are engaged in a variety of projects which include investigating the role of automaticity in addictive behaviours, delineating how group identity affects treatment outcome amongst addicts, examining how group membership impairs alcohol intoxication, evaluating public health interventions aimed at reducing alcohol'related harms and promoting responsible drinking, and identifying metacognitive factors involved in the development and maintenance of addictive behaviours with a view to develop and evaluate new psychological treatments which target metacognitive change.
Course Additional Entry
Applicants are expected to have a good Honours degree. If applicants have the equivalent of a lower 2nd or 3rd Class Honours they would also need a Postgraduate qualification at Master's level. Applicants will also be required to show proof of all of their qualifications. If English is not an applicant's 1st language they will be expected to prove their competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.
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