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根据我系与伦敦国王学院(King's College London)达成的交流协议,2018-2019学年暑期拟选拔1-2名本科生赴该校心理学院进行科研实习,该项活动计入第四课堂学分(2学分)

一、申请条件

1.德智体全面发展,知识、能力、素质和综合考评优良;

2.学习成绩优良,具有良好的专业基础;

3.具备良好的英语听说读写能力;

4.心理与行为科学系2016级、2017级本科生。

二、交流时间

2019年7月-8月,交流时长2个月。

三、名额分配


序号

实验室名称

招收名额

实验室简介

交流内容

招生要求

1

Lab and the PI

1-2

The Georgescu Lab investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms that   support our ability to coordinate with other people during social interactions. We are   specifically interested in the perception and production of nonverbal behaviour   in both typically developed and autistic populations. Our research uses a variety   of experimental methods like virtual reality, eye-tracking, motion-capture and   neuroimaging (i.e., functional magnetic resonance imaging and functional near-infrared   spectroscopy).

 

Dr. Alexandra Georgescu (PI) joined King’s College London in 2018 as a   Lecturer in Psychology. She obtained her PhD in Psychology at the University   of Cologne, Germany, after completing a Diploma in Psychology at the same   university. Before joining King´s, she was a Marie Skłodowska Curie   postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University   College London from 2016 to 2018.

Project Description

We are interested in understanding the social difficulties of   individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is a developmental   disorder manifesting in early communication impairments as well as repetitive   and rigid patterns of interest and behaviour. People tend to perceive   individuals with ASD less favourably than typically developing individuals   (e.g. less intelligent, more awkward). This leads to diminished intentions to   pursue social interactions with them (Sasson et al., 2017). Interestingly, however,   a recent study from our lab revealed that when individuals with ASD interact   with another individual with ASD, they are rated more favourably compared to when   they interact with a typically developing individual (Khoo et al., in prep). This   suggests that the behaviour of an interaction partner can play an important   role in the way a person is perceived. Other work from our lab has quantified   the amount of coordination between the movements of two interacting people.   We showed that the diagnostic condition of a person (autistic or typical)   modulates how much coordination two people can achieve (Georgescu et al., in   prep). Therefore, it is possible that the amount of   interpersonal coordination in a pair of interacting people can modulate   person perception and impression formation. In order to investigate this   further, we plan two investigations:

 

Project 1: First, we will use a novel computer vision tool   (VNect) to measure nonverbal behaviour in individuals with ASD during social   interactions (videos of conversations are already available – no data   collection needed). Once 3D parameters are extracted from both people in a pair,   we will compute the interpersonal coordination between them. This seeks to   replicate our previous findings by using a novel computer vision tool instead   of the rough pixel movement measure we initially used. (Khoo et al., in prep)

 

Project 2: Second, we will design an eye-tracking study   (involves data collection on an Eyelink 1000). This seeks to replicate the   impression formation findings (Khoo et al., in prep). Additionally, it will   help us understand the gaze patterns of observers when making judgements   about people involved in social interactions. It will also allow us to   understand how these gaze patterns and impression judgements relate to the interpersonal   movement coordination parameters of a pair (project 1).

 

The results of the proposed projects will be highly relevant for   understanding the nature of social interaction difficulties in ASD. If the   impression people have of individuals with ASD are modulated by interpersonal   dis-coordination, this will impact the current view that autism is solely an   individual problem.

 

Intern Job Description

Up to two interns will be involved in data collection for the   eye-tracking study and analysis of the data. They can additionally contribute   to a host of other research activities, depending on their interest:   literature review, development/editing of video stimuli, programming of a   novel experimental paradigm, 3D motion coordinate analyses and interpersonal   coordination quantification.


Students with outstanding academic records and strong interests in   social interaction, autism, movement kinematics and/or eye-tracking.   Programming skills are desired but not required.

 

 

 

四、费用及资助情况

1.免收学费,在外费用自理;

2.学校对外交流基金可提供最多8000元资助(已参加过其他交流项目、获得过学校补助的除外,2个月及以上最多可追加至12000元);

3.家庭困难学生可追加申请陈立心理科学发展基金资助。

五、申请方式

       拟申报同学请进入教学管理信息服务平台(http://10.202.110.46:8080/jwglxt/xtgl/login_slogin.html)提交网上申请,选择院级交流,交流代码:20182911,交流项目名称:伦敦国王学院2018-2019暑期科研实习,填写报名相关信息。

并于5月7日12:00前将《浙江大学交流生申请表》(系统导出,信息需填写完整)交至心理系209办公室徐老师处,电话:88273337,邮箱:xyz1217@zju.edu.cn。

面试拟于5月上旬进行,具体安排另行通知。

 

伦敦国王学院(King's College London) 伦敦大学的创校学院,世界顶尖的综合研究型大学,享有极高美誉。英国金三角名校,罗素集团成员,SES-5成员。国王学院由英国国王乔治四世建于1829年,同年授予皇家特许状,为历史最悠久的英国大学之一。

伦敦国王学院,与牛津大学剑桥大学伦敦大学学院帝国理工学院、和伦敦政经学院同为英国著名的金三角名校。国王学院的校友及教员中共诞生了12位诺贝尔奖得主,16位政府或国家首脑、34位英国现任国会议员。20189月,泰晤士高等教育(THE)2019世界大学排名发布,伦敦国王学院第38名。