Prof John Parkinson

Dean of College / Professor

Contact info

Interim Dean for College of Human Sciences

School of Psychology
Adeilad Brigantia
Penrallt Road
Gwynedd LL57 2AS
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1248 388340
Email: j.parkinson@bangor.ac.uk

Contact Info

Interim Dean for College of Human Sciences

School of Psychology
Adeilad Brigantia
Penrallt Road
Gwynedd LL57 2AS
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1248 388340
Email: j.parkinson@bangor.ac.uk

Other

Qualifications

 

PhD University of Cambridge

BA (Hons) Durham University

Research

 

John's research focuses on the interface between cognition and motivation. He is interested in how motivational signals are generated, how they interact with ongoing cognitive processes and how this affects behaviour. His research interests include: the influence of motivational states on cognitive processes such as attention, memory and decision-making; the effect of positive emotional states (such as happiness and flow) on cognition; the role and nature of stimulus-induced behaviours (including motivational arousal and craving in addictive behaviours); the use of fMRI to explore neural mechanisms of motivation.

Professor John Parkinson is a member of the Clinical, Health, & Behavioural Psychology and Social Neuroscience research groups.

John is also currently the Director of the Wales Centre for Behaviour Change

Postgraduate Project Opportunities

Self-funded (inc. agency-funded) projects

Behaviour change and motivation - understanding what behaviour change techniques work in specific sitatuations (e.g. sustainability).

Pavlovian to Instrumental transfer - the way in which envirnomental stimuli impact instriumental behaviours.

Competitive scholarship opportunities available

None.

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