The PhD candidate is embedded in the research programme “Shaping our action space: a situated perspective on self-control” funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and led by Dr Annemarie Kalis (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University). The programme aims to develop a situated account of self-control, arguing that agents are capable of exercising genuine self-control by changing their space of action. The aim of the PhD project is to provide a conceptual analysis of the notion of 'shaping one's action space', and to develop a systematic inventory of the relevant skills and psychological mechanisms involved. The PhD candidate should have a philosophical interest in the relation between activity and passivity in cognition, and in questions concerning agential capacities. Also, the candidate should be capable of engaging with psychological research and be interested in interdisciplinary questions.