Sunday, May 26, 2013

Weekend Blog Links

First set of weekend links for a while. Our research center in Stirling is currently developing very rapidly with a number of new programmes, PhD students, research fellows and faculty either having joined or in the process of joining. This blog is currently receiving over 1,000 hits per day and we very much welcome suggestions from readers, colleagues and collaborators about posts. Suggestions for journal sessions also welcome - current list here

1. Vacancy for Early Career Fellowship in Behavioural Science at our research group - 3 year post.

2. Stirling Santander Behavioural Science MSc Studentships. Need to have applied also for the programme. The deadline is June 12th.

3. From a while back, Paul Dolan on using happiness to value health (h/t @Mikey3982 on twitter)

4. New journal Behavioral Science and Policy fills a massive gap

5. New blog launched by David Bell and colleagues on economic/policy of constitutional change in Scotland

6. Big result in health economics that personality does not explain social gradient in health countered in new JHE paper 

7. UK version of the Australian conversation website. Any readers of this blog with policy-relevant academic work should consider this as a potential outlet.

8. Vacancy for senior lecturer/reader in Economics University of Stirling.

9. Kevin Denny has a nice page of behavioural economics resources.

10. Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity and GRE Performance While Reducing Mind Wandering

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