Members

MEMBERS


Principal Investigators
Jan De Houwer

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

Doctoral Students
Jamie Cummins, Femke Cathelyn, Sarah Kasran

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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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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Post-Doctoral Researchers

Martin Finn



Research Interests




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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