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Principal Investigators
Jan De Houwer

Faculty
Baptist Liefooghe

Post-Doctoral Researchers
Yannick Boddez, Tal Moran Yorovich, Sean Hughes; Pieter Van Dessel

Doctoral Students
Jamie Cummins; Sarah Kasran; Femke Cathelyn

Affiliated Members
Prof. Agnes Moors

Principal Investigator

Prof. dr. Jan De Houwer

Head of the LIP lab research group



Research Interests


My research concerns the manner in which spontaneous (automatic) preferences are learned and can be measured. Regarding the learning of preferences, I focus on the role of stimulus pairings (evaluative conditioning). With regard to the measurement of preferences, I developed new reaction time measures and examined the processes underlying various measures. Other research interests include associative learning, learning via instructions, and stimulus-response compatibility. I am also interested in meta-theoretical issues such as the relation between cognitive and functional psychology (i.e., behaviorism).


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Faculty

Prof. dr. Baptist Liefooghe



Research Interests


  • Task Switching
  • Working Memory
  • Executive Control
  • Instructional Control
  • Learning Psychology


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    Post-Doctoral Researchers

    Dr. Yannick Boddez




    Research Interests


    My research concerns learning principles and their application. I have, for example,

    studied the role of learning in (the reduction of) psychological suffering

    (e.g., anxiety, grief, insomnia / fatigue) and in art appreciation. Generalization and extinction are recurrent topics in this work. 


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    Dr. Sean Hughes



    Research Interests


    • ​Attitude Formation and Change
    • Learning and Behavior Modification
    • Open Science
    • Chronic Pain
    • Misconceptions and Misinformation
    • Measurement and Validation


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        Dr. Tal Moran 



        Research Interests


        My research focus on implicit and explicit social cognition. Specifically, I investigate the
        processes underlying and the moderators of the automatic activation of stereotypes, attitudes
        and beliefs. In addition, I investigate interventions for reducing automatic biases. In another line
        of my research, I investigate the role of diagnosticity in formation and updating of implicit and explicit evaluations.


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                Dr. Pieter Van Dessel




                Research Interests


                My research primarily concerns the manner in which spontaneous (implicit) preferences are learned and can be changed. I investigate effects of mere exposure, evaluative conditioning, and approach-avoidance training as well as effects of instructions and persuasive arguments. In each of these research lines, I focus on the role of propositional and inferential learning. 
                My work also aims at elucidating the mental mechanisms that underlie (implicit) evaluation. I focus on the relation between evaluation and memory processes. Other empirical interests include implicit cognition, learning psychology, cognitive control, and psychopathology.


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                        Doctoral Students

                        Femke Cathelyn



                        Research Interests

                        Within psychological research and real world contexts, the most commonly used type of measure to examine and predict psychological attributes in individuals, are self-report measures (e.g. questionnaires). Yet, these types of measures have a few important limitations. Over the past twenty years, different kinds of  implicit measures have been developed to overcome these limitations. Even though these implicit measures are used in a wide variety of studies and have provided valuable contributions to theory-driven research, it seems that there are hardly any instances in which these measurement procedures have proven their utility outside the academic world. Nevertheless, there are different reasons to assume that certain real world contexts could benefit from the use of implicit measures. This is why I am examining the utility of implicit measures in a wide variety of real world settings, ranging from smartphone use to road safety behaviour. 

                        Other research interests include psychopathology and couple and family psychology. 



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                                Jamie Cummins



                                Research Interests



                                Currently I am primarily focused on the development and validation of new measures

                                of (implicit) beliefs. As well as this, I conduct research on implicit measures more generally

                                in terms of investigating their measurement properties, testing their underlying assumptions,

                                and their use in assessing histories of learning. Additionally, I am interested in functional approaches to psychology, Open Science practices, and the philosophy of (psychological) science/meta-psychology.”


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                                        Sarah Kasran



                                        Research Interests


                                        My research focuses on social learning, a broad term that refers to the many ways in which

                                        a person’s behavior can change as a result of observing other people when they interact with

                                        the environment.

                                        Specifically, I study how and when observing the reactions of another person to a stimulus can influence your own response to that stimulus (e.g., whether you like or dislike it, fear it, or want to avoid it).

                                        My doctoral project investigates the idea that this type of effect is mediated by propositional processes. Testing the predictions of this theoretical account can help us discover important moderators of the effects of observational learning (i.e., tell us under which conditions an observer’s behavior will or will not be influenced by the reactions of others). My other research interests include implicit cognition and the effects of persuasive arguments.


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                                                Former members of the LIP lab


                                                Senne Braem

                                                Evelien Bossuyt
                                                Evelyne Debey
                                                Mieke De Clercq

                                                Maarten De Schryver

                                                Jeffrey De Winne 
                                                Tom Everaert
                                                Anne Gast
                                                Niclas Heider

                                                Ian Hussey

                                                Ariane Jim
                                                Valerie Maresceau 

                                                Simone Mattavelli
                                                Gaetan Mertens 

                                                Agnes Moors
                                                Lies Notebaert 

                                                Sarah Opsomer

                                                James Schmidt
                                                Colin Smith

                                                Adriaan Spruyt
                                                Kristina Suchotzki
                                                Helen Tibboel
                                                Marijke Theeuwes
                                                Jolien Vanaelst

                                                Katrien Vandenbosch
                                                Julia Vogt 
                                                Dorit Wenke 
                                                Riccardo Zanon

                                                Visiting scholars


                                                2007: Matt Field
                                                2008: Jorg Huijding 
                                                2009: Helena Matute, Robert Balas
                                                2011: Miguel Vadillo
                                                2012: Bertram Gawronski 
                                                2013: Marco Perugini
                                                2013: Mandy Hütter 
                                                2013-2014: Ayumi Tanaka
                                                2015: Brian O'Shea
                                                2015: Benedek Kurdi
                                                2016: Juliane Scheill
                                                2017: Christina Ffeuffer

                                                2018: Marco Perugini

                                                2019: Niels Kukken