Individual differences is self-regulating behavior: a functional imaging study on brain processes substantiating goal-directedness, persistence, and adaptive behaviour. University of Antwerp
Individual differences in evaluation difficulty and their consequences for consumer behavior Ghent University
This project focuses on the difficulties people experience when forming attitudes, and on differences between people in the extent to which they experience those difficulties. Therefore, we will validate an evaluation difficulty scale that measures individual-level differences, and investigate how this uncertainty about the extent to which one likes or dislikes something affects a wide range of consumer behaviors.
Temperament-parenting interplay as source of individual differences in youngsters with neurodevelopmental disorders Ghent University
Although all youngsters with neurodevelopmental behavioral disorders (NDBDs) are at increased risk to develop problems, wide variability exists. Some children show extreme problems, whereas others thrive relatively well. This project aims to examine how temperament and parenting, vitally crucial for all children, can explain this wide heterogeneity in youngsters with NDBDs. To unravel syndrome-(a)specificity, I will target differences across ...
Feeling versus thinking: A search for the determinants of fear acquisition and extinction in the context of individual differences. Ghent University
Previous research has identified cognitive change as a crucial factor in fear learning. However, the negative connotation that a fear-evoking stimulus acquires, or the physiological responses it elicits (U+2018feelingU+2019) often persists after harm expectancy (U+2018thinkingU+2019) has disappeared. In the current research, we use the fear conditioning model to further investigate the roles of feeling and thinking in fear learning.
Studying the impact of neuroanatomical constraints on arithmetic abilities: how interindividual differences in Intraparietal sulcus pattern may account for arithmetic fluency in typical and atypical development. KU Leuven
Assessing the impact of lianas on aboveground wood production in tropical forests: scaling from individual to stand-level Ghent University
Tropical forests store nearly 30% of global terrestrial carbon and contribute to 40% of the global terrestrial carbon sink. Lianas impact the carbon balance of these forest by affecting tree growth and survival. Currently the rate of liana infestation is increasing putting tropical trees under additional stress. This stress can significantly affect the fate of the tropical carbon balance, and
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The consequences of individual and organisational intrinsic and extrinsic values for employees. KU Leuven
Prejudice as a response to threat of epistemic security: an individual x situation analysis. Ghent University
The present project aims to develop and expand the perspective on prejudice as a response to threaths to the sources of epistemic security in individuals high in need for closure. In three research lines (8 studies), we focus on different sources of epistemic security: the ingroup, the society, and the universal principle of a just world.