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The LIP lab aims to investigate how and under what conditions basic psychological phenomena such as learning, relational behavior, and evaluation take place.

A better understanding of these phenomena can have important practical implications, for instance, for our understanding of psychopathology and consumer behavior.

Please browse the website to find out more about us and our research!


  • June 24: Visit our new Bluesky page.
  • June 24: Jamie Cummins takes up a position at the University of Bern but remains affiliated to the lab.
  • Francesco Fedeli (Milan), Deborah Ferrante (Trento), and Reinout Wiers (Amsterdam) join the lab for a research stay.
  • Click here for media coverage of Marine and Jan's paper on updating the attractiveness halo-effect
  • January 2024: Alejandro (Alex) Macias joins the lab as a postdoc to work on learning in systems other than individual organisms.
  • October 2023: Welcome to Zita Meijer who joins the team as a PhD student with Jamie and Jan.
  • January 2023: Jan's Methusalem project was renewed for a third period 2023-2029!
  • We've added to the website detailed information about the LIP lab policies under the "About the Liplab" tag.

Research Focus

The LIPlab focuses on the experimental study of learning and implicit (evaluative) processes. We believe that a better understanding of these phenomena can have valuable practical implications and potential societal impact.

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Our lab is located at:

Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology
Faculty of Psychology and Eductational Sciences
Ghent University
Henri Dunantlaan 2
9000 Ghent, Belgium

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