Traineeships are possible for exchange students (Master and PhD levels) in the following fields of research:
Cognition and neurosciences
What do you know about your parents’ life? And your grandparents? Did they live through important historical events? Or are you simply fascinated by why people share their memories and what we remember from them?
If so, you are at the right place! We are looking for interns to join our two research projects examining the intergenerational transmission of memory.
- The first project focuses on memories related to the collaboration during the Second World War or the colonisation of the Congo. It is an interdisciplinary project, so you would work with a team composed of psychologists, historians and political scientists. The aim is to recruit families over three generations who are associated with one of these two themes. The method relies mostly on interview.
- The second project is more cognitive at its core. You would join an ongoing project led by psychologists from ULiège et UCLouvain that examines the intergenerational transmission process, whether linked to historical or personal memories, and over one or two generations. To do so, we will see dyads of participants (2 different generations from the same family) and ask them to recount shared memories. We will then analyse the content, phenomenology and function of these memories from both participants’ viewpoint.
As an intern, your role will be to participate to these studies as an experimenter. You will collect data with us and start the analyses. You will also learn a lot about memory from a more ecological perspective.
- You are a master student, enrolled in a psychology degree
- You speak French or Dutch fluently
- You have some basic knowledge of memory from a cognitive perspective
If you want to know more about the position, feel free to contact Aline Cordonnier (email@example.com
Clinical and health psychology
The Alcohol Team of the LEP focuses on the exploration of cognitive (e.g., attentional biases), emotional (e.g., facial expression recognition) and social (e.g., interpersonal dilemmas) processes among people presenting alcohol-related disorders, at sub-clinical (adolescents or young adults with binge drinking habits) or clinical (patients with severe alcohol use disorder) levels. We thus aim at identifying the role of these psychological processes in the development and maintenance of alcohol addiction, and at elucidating the neurobiological mechanisms underlying such processes (e.g., interoceptive functions, neural activity). Our approach to experimental psychopathology is inspired by complementary theoretical and methodological backgrounds (e.g., cognitive and affective neurosciences; cognitive, social, and
behavioral psychology, clinical psychology; neuropsychology), with a multi-method perspective (eyetracking, tDCS, fMRI, ERP).
Students (Master, Certificate, Doctoral or Post-doctoral level) are welcome for a research-training period. The aim of the training is to introduce the trainee to various research methods in experimental psychopathology applied to the study of alcohol-related disorders, including neuroscience techniques. The trainee will join ongoing research projects as an experimenter; she/he will have the opportunity to participate to the various steps of a research project, and, by the end of the training, she/he will master all the steps of experimental research (i.e. literature review, specification of a research question, design building, data acquisition/analyses, writing of the related paper).
Details on the group and on ongoing projects can be found at http://www.uclep.be.
Applications can be sent to: Pierre Maurage, firstname.lastname@example.org
Developmental and educational psychology
Social behaviour, work and society
If you are interested, please follow this procedure:
Contact a promotor in your field : https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/ipsy/domaines-recherche.html. Please note that promotors are entitled to reject applications if the candidates’ credentials are not considered sufficient for the internship.
Send the documents that are required by the promotor (for ex: resume or grades) and wait for his·her written consent.
Fill in the agreement between UCLouvain and your home institution.
Contact person : Nadine Fraselle, email@example.com
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