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Recommended readings


De Houwer, J. (2018). Propositional models of evaluative conditioning. Social Psychological Bulletin, 13, e28046.


De Houwer, J. (2019). Implicit Bias Is Behavior: A Functional-Cognitive Perspective on Implicit Bias. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 14(5), 835-840.


De Houwer, J. (2019). Moving Beyond System 1 and System 2. Experimental Psychology, 66(4) , 257-265.


De Houwer, J., & Hughes, S. (2020). The psychology of learning: A functional-cognitive introduction. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

- download the free open access pdf at www.psychologyoflearning.be

- buy your paper copy at the MIT Press website


De Houwer, J., Richetin, J., Hughes, S., & Perugini, M. (2019). On the assumptions that we make about the world around us: A conceptual framework for feature transformation effects. Collabra: Psychology, 5(1): 43. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.229


De Houwer, J., Van Dessel, P., & Moran, T. (2020). Attitudes beyond associations: On the role of propositional representations in stimulus evaluation. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 61, 127-183.


Gawronski, B., & De Houwer, J. (2014). Implicit measures in social and personality psychology. Handbook of research methods in social and personality psychology, 2, 283-310.


Hughes, S., & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2016). Relational Frame Theory: An Overview. In S. Hayes, D. Barnes-Holmes, R. Zettle, and T. Biglan (Eds.), Handbook of Contextual Behavioral Science. New York: Wiley.


Hughes, S., De Houwer, J., & Perugini, M. (2016a). The functional‐cognitive framework for psychological research: Controversies and resolutions. International Journal of Psychology, 51(1), 4-14.


Hughes, S., De Houwer, J., Mattavelli, S., & Hussey, I. (2020). The shared features principle: If two objects share a feature, people assume those objects also share other features. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000777


Van Dessel, P., Hughes, S., & De Houwer, J. (2019). How do actions influence attitudes? An inferential account of the impact of action performance on stimulus evaluation. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 23(3), 267-284.


Recent Publications


In Press papers


Boddez, Y., Finn, M., & De Houwer, J. (in press). The (shared) features of fear: Towards the source of human fear responding. Current Opinion in Psychology.


Cathelyn, F., Van Dessel, P., & De Houwer, J. (in press). Predicting drunk driving using a variant of the implicit association test. Journal of Safety Research.  


Cathelyn, F., Van Dessel, P., & De Houwer, J. (in press). Predicting nonsuicidal self-injury using a variant of the implicit association test. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.


De Houwer, J., Van Dessel, P., & Moran, T. (in press). Attitudes as propositional representations. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.


Palenciano, A. F., González-García, C., De Houwer, J., Brass, M., & Liefooghe, B. (in press). Exploring the Link between Novel Task Proceduralization and Motor Simulation. Journal of Cognition.


2021


Buabang, E. K., Boddez, Y., De Houwer, J., & Moors, A. (2021). Don’t make a habit out of it: Impaired learning conditions can make goal-directed behavior seem habitual. Motivation Science. doi:10.1037/mot0000218


De Houwer, J. (2021). On the challenges of cognitive psychopathology research and possible ways forward: Arguments for a pragmatic cognitive approach. Current Opinion in Psychology, 41, 96–99. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.04.005


Koester, M., Moors, A., De Houwer, J., Ross-Hellauer, T., Van Nieuwerburgh, I., & Verbruggen, F. (2021). Behavioral Reluctance in Adopting Open Access Publishing: Insights from a Goal-Directed Perspective. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:649915. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.649915


Lenaert, B., Bennett, M., Boddez, Y., & van Heugten, C. (2021). The influence of nocebo information on fatigue and urge to stop: An experimental investigation. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 72, 101656. doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2021.101656


Liefooghe, B., Jim, A., & De Houwer, J. (2021). Automatic effects of covert practice. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 174702182110071. doi:10.1177/17470218211007138


Mertens, G., Boddez, Y., Krypotos, A.M., & Engelhard, I.M. (2021). Human fear conditioning is moderated by stimulus contingency instructions. Biological Psychology, 158, 107994. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2020.107994


Moors, A., Boddez, Y. (2021). The goal-directed model as an alternative to reductionist and network approaches of psychopathology. Current Opinion in Psychology, 41, 84–87. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.03.014


Moran, T., Cummins, J., & De Houwer, J. (2021). Examining automatic stereotyping from a propositional perspective: Is automatic stereotyping sensitive to relational and validity information? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 014616722110241. doi:10.1177/01461672211024121


Scheveneels, S., Boddez, Y., & Hermans, D. (2021). Uitdagingen voor het inhibitorisch-leermodel van exposuretherapieTijdschrift Gedragstherapie, 54


Scheveneels, S., Boddez, Y., Hermans, D. (2021). Predicting clinical outcomes via human fear conditioning: A narrative review. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 142, 103870. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2021.103870


Spix, M, Lommen, M, Boddez, Y. (2021). Deleting “fear” from “fear extinction”: Estimating the individual extinction rate via non-aversive conditioning. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 142, 103869. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2021.103869


Vanaken, L,. Boddez, Y., Bijttebier, P., & Hermans, D. (2021). Reasons to remember: A functionalist view on the relation between memory and psychopathology. Current Opinion in Psychology, 41, 88–95. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.04.006


Van de Cruys, S., Damiano, C., Boddez, Y., Król, M., Goetschalckx, L., Wagemans, J (2021). Visual affects: Linking curiosity, aha-Erlebnis, and memory through information gain. Cognition, 212, 104698. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104698


Van Dessel, P., Cone, J., & Gast, A. (2021). Powerful Effects of Diagnostic Information on Automatic and Self-reported Evaluation: The Moderating Role of Memory Recall. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 014616722110072. doi:10.1177/01461672211007290


Van Dessel, P., & Tibboel, H. (2021). Assessing The Influence of Warnings with Testimonies from Former Smokers on Smoking and Quitting Behaviour. British Journal of Health Psychology, 26(3), 917–934. doi:10.1111/bjhp.12512



2020


Abado, E., Sagi, J., Silber, N., De Houwer, J., Aue, T., & Okon-Singer, H. (2020). Reducing attention bias in spider fear by manipulating expectancies. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 135, 103729. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2020.10372


Boddez, Y., Moors, A., Mertens, G., & De Houwer, J. (2020). Tackling fear: Beyond associative memory activation as the only determinant of fear responding. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 112, 410-419. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.02.009


Cummins, J., & De Houwer, J. (2020). The shape of belief; Developing a mousetracking-based relational implicit measure. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 194855062097801. doi:10.1177/1948550620978019


Cummins, J., Lindgren, K. P., & De Houwer, J. (2020). On the role of (implicit) drinking self-identity in alcohol use and problematic drinking: A comparison of five measures. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 35(4), 458–471. doi:10.1037/adb0000643


De Houwer, J. (2020). Conditioning is more than association formation: On the different ways in which conditioning research is valuable for clinical psychology. Collabra: Psychology, 6(1): 2. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.239


De Houwer, J. (2020). Revisiting classical conditioning as a model for anxiety disorders: A conceptual analysis and brief review. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 127, 103558. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2020.103558


De Houwer, J., & Hughes, S. (2020). Learning to like or dislike: Revealing similarities and differences between evaluative learning effects. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29(5), 487–491. doi:10.1177/0963721420924752


De Houwer, J., Van Dessel, P., & Moran, T. (2020). Attitudes beyond associations: On the role of propositional representations in stimulus evaluation. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 61, 127-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.aesp.2019.09.004 


Gawronski, B., De Houwer, J., & Sherman, J. (2020). Twenty-five years of research using implicit measures. Social Cognition, 38(Supplement), s1–s25. doi:10.1521/soco.2020.38.supp.s1


Hughes, S., De Houwer, J., Mattavelli, S., & Hussey, I. (2020). The Shared Features Principle: If two objects share a feature, people assume those objects also share other features. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. doi:10.31234/osf.io/hp5kr


Hughes, S., Mattavelli, S., Hussey, I., & De Houwer, J. (2020). The influence of extinction and counterconditioning procedures on operant evaluative conditioning and intersecting regularity effects. Royal Society of Open Science, 7(10), 192085. doi:10.1098/rsos.192085


Moran, T., Van Dessel, P., Smith, C., & De Houwer, J. (2020). Can (instructions about) stimulus pairings influence automatic and self-reported evaluations in the presence of more diagnostic evaluative information? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin47(8), 1249-1263. doi:10.31234/osf.io/c7m69


Van Dessel, P., De Houwer, J., Gast, A., Roets, A., & Smith, C.T. (2020). On the Effectiveness of Approach-Avoidance Instructions and Training for Changing Evaluations of Social Groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119(2), e1–e14. doi:10.1037/pspa0000189


Schmidt, J. R., De Houwer, J., & Moors, A. (in press). Learning habits: Does overtraining lead to resistance to new learning? Collabra:Psychology, 6(1). doi:10.1525/collabra.320


Schmidt, J. R., Liefooghe, B., & De Houwer, J. (2020). An episodic model of task switching effects: Erasing the homunculus from memory. Journal of Cognition, 3(1), 22. doi:10.5334/joc.97


Smith, C. T., Calanchini, J., Hughes, S., Van Dessel, P., & De Houwer, J. (2020). The impact of instruction- and experience-based evaluative learning on IAT performance: A Quad model perspective. Cognition and Emotion, 34(1), 21–41. doi:10.1080/02699931.2019.1592118


Van Dessel, P., Cone, J., Gast, A., & De Houwer, J. (2020). The Impact of Valenced Verbal Information on Implicit and Explicit Evaluation: The Role of Information Diagnosticity, Primacy, and Memory Cueing. Cognition & Emotion, 34(1), 74–85. doi:10.1080/02699931.2019.1594703


Van Dessel, P., Liefooghe, B., & De Houwer, J. (2020). The instructed task-switch evaluation effect: Is the instruction to switch tasks sufficient to dislike task switch cues? Journal of Cognition, 3(1): 1, 1–13. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/joc.90


Van Dessel, P., Ratliff, K., Brannon, S.M., Gawronski, B., & De Houwer, J. (2020). Illusory-Correlation Effects on Implicit and Explicit Evaluation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 014616722097770. doi:10.1177/0146167220977706


Vervliet, B., & Boddez, Y. (2020). Aversive stimulus pairings are an unnecessary and insufficient cause of pathological anxietyBiological Psychiatry, 87(10), 870–871. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2020.03.006


Vervliet, B., & Boddez, Y. (2020). Memories of 100 years of human fear conditioning research and expectations for its futureBehaviour Research and Therapy, 135, 103732. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2020.103732 (shared 1st author) 


Zaman, J., Chalkia, A., Zenses, A.-K., Bilgin, A. S., Beckers, T., Vervliet, B., Boddez, Y. (2020). Perceptual Variability: Implications for Learning and Generalization. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 28(1), 1–19. doi:10.3758/s13423-020-01780-1


Zenses, A.-K., Baeyens, F., Beckers, T., and Boddez, Y. (2020). Thought Conditioning: Inducing and Reducing Thoughts about the Aversive Outcome in a Fear Conditioning Procedure. Clinical Psychological Science, 9(2), 252–269. doi:10.1177/2167702620954222



2019


Cummins, J., & De Houwer, J. (2019). An Inkblot for Beliefs: The Truth Misattribution Procedure. PLoS ONE, 14(6): e0218661. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218661


De Houwer, J. (2019). On how definitions of habits can complicate habit research. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:2642. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02642


De Houwer, J. (2019). Implicit bias is behavior: A functional-cognitive perspective on implicit bias. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 14(5), 835-840. doi:10.1177/1745691619855638


De Houwer, J. (2019). Moving beyond the distinction between System 1 and System 2: Conditioning, implicit evaluation, and habitual responding might also be mediated by relational knowledge. Experimental Psychology, 66(4), 257-265.

doi:10.1027/1618-3169/a000450


De Houwer, J., Richetin, J., Hughes, S., & Perugini, M. (2019). On the assumptions that we make about the world around: A conceptual framework for feature transformation effects. Collabra:Psychology, 5(1): 43. doi: 10.1525/collabra.229


Van Dessel, P., & De Houwer, J. (2019). Hypnotic suggestions can induce rapid change in implicit attitudes. Psychological Science, 30(9), 1362–1370. doi:10.1177/0956797619865183


 

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