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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!


  • October 2023: Welcome to Zita Meijer who joins the team as a PhD student with Jamie and Jan.
  • Marie Delabie will unfortunately leave the team. We wish her all the best!
  • September 2023: The lab holds it annual lab retreat including games of lasershooting. Congrats to Jamie for the highest score!
  • June 2023: Congratulations to Jamie Cummins for being awarded a three-year FWO junior postdoc mandate.
  • 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.
  • September 2022: Congratulations to Matthias Raemaekers and Maura Nevejans for being awarded a four-year FWO PhD scholarship.
  • Welcome also to Tilia Linthout and Zhefei Mao who started their PhD under the supervision of Pieter Van Dessel in on 1 October 22.
  • 1 October 2022: Maura Nevejans joins the team to do reserach on social imitation from a functional-cognitive perspective. Welcome!

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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