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Mr James Butterworth BSc, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student

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James Butterworth is a PhD student in the field of psychology at the University of Southampton.




BSc Psychology; University of Surrey (2014 - 2018)

MSc Cognitive Neuroscience; University of Sussex (2018 - 2019)

Research interests

My key research interests lie in Memory and Sleep using physiological measures, including Learning; Reward Processing; and Circadian Rhythms. My previous university dissertations have been titled “Investigating the Effects of Circadian Rhythmicity on Recognition-Based Memory in a Sample of Young Adults: An EEG Study” (BSc) and “Exploring the effects of Interoception on Reward Learning: Does amplified exposure to interoceptive signals improve learning?” (MSc). My present PhD research explores the relationship between reward processing and emotion regulation, with considerations for psychological wellbeing and influences of sleep quality.

PhD research

Title: Emotion regulation, reward-related neural activity, and well-being.

PhD supervision

Dr Nick Kelley (Primary); Professor Tim Wildschut (Secondary)


Jubilee Scholarship, Psychology, University of Southampton


Research group

Centre for Research on Self and Identity (CRSI)

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Teaching Assistant on PSYC2003 Social Psychology

Co-supervisor for undergraduate dissertations / research projects

Mr James Butterworth
Building 44 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ
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