Two vacancies for PhD candidates Developmental Psychology Radboud University

We are looking for two ambitious, enthusiastic and highly capable PhD students who will investigate peer relationships in emerging adulthood in the context of a 20-year ongoing longitudinal study. The aim of the project is to examine the nature and correlates of different types of peer relationships (e.g., friends and romantic partners) in emerging adulthood. Transactional associations between peer relationships and social functioning, health, and adjustment will be investigated across development. Furthermore, social skills of emerging adults will be assessed using experimental small group observations. This research is funded by the NWO Open Competition SGW and embedded in the Social Development programme at the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) of Radboud University in Nijmegen.Applicants should have a strong affinity with scientific research as well as excellent social and organizational skills. The project offers the opportunity to receive doctoral training at one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands and work with state-of-the-art research facilities of the BSI.

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Deadline: March 24, 2020

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