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The LIP lab aims to investigate how and under what conditions basic psychological phenomena such as learning 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!


  • Pieter Van Dessel has received tenure as a research professor at Ghent University. Many congratulations Pieter!
  • Jan has been elected as member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium
  • October 1st 2021: Marie Delabie joins the lab.
  • August 31th 2021: Tal Moran leaves the lab to take up a professorial position in Israel. We will miss you Tal!
  • Jan is recipient of the 2020 Mid-Career Award of the Psychonomic Society and the 2021 Oswald Külpe prize.
  • Pieter Van Dessel has been awarded the 2020 Early Career Award of the Belgian Association for Psychological Science.
  • Super proud that both Sean Hughes and Pieter Van Dessel have been named 2020 APS rising stars !

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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