Recent publications

Recent Publications

In Press

Hughes, S., De Houwer, J., Mattavelli, S., & Hussey, I. (in press). The Shared Features Principle: If two objects share a feature, people assume those objects also share other features. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Boddez, Y., Moors, A., Mertens, G., & De Houwer, J. (in press). Tackling fear: Beyond associative memory activation as the only determinant of fear responding. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

De Houwer, J. (in press). Revisiting classical conditioning as a model for anxiety disorders: A conceptual analysis and brief review. Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Schmidt, J. R., De Houwer, J., & Moors, A. (in press). Learning habits: Does overtraining lead to resistance to new learning? Collabra:Psychology.

Schmidt, J. R., Liefooghe, B., & De Houwer, J. (in press). An episodic model of task switching effects: Erasing the homunculus from memory. Journal of Cognition.

Van Dessel, P., De Houwer, J., Gast, A., Roets, A., & Smith, C.T. (in press). On the Effectiveness of Approach-Avoidance Instructions and Training for Changing Evaluations of Social Groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.


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:

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. 

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

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

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:


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

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, 835-840.

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, 257-265

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:

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



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