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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!


  • Congratulations to Matthias Raemaekers and Maura Nevejans for being awarded a highly prestigious 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!
  • 12 September 2022: Sarah Kasran successfully defended her PhD. Also many congratulations to you Sarah!
  • 30 June 2022: Femke Cathelyn successfully defended her PhD. Congratuations Femke!
  • 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.

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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