BRIDGING THE MATERIAL, SOCIAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WORLD BY EXPLORING THE TRANSFORMATIVE POTENTIAL OF SMART PRODUCTS IN HEALTHCARE SERVICE SYSTEMS Ghent University
Today, actors in healthcare service systems - like patients, healthcare providers and technology developers - are experimenting with smart products (i.e. physical products enhanced by digital components) to deliver better services. Despite their potential to improve service quality, research on the way in which smart products (material world) affect the social practices [i.e. routine patterns of action (social world)] and well-being [i.e. ...
Evaluation of functional, psychological and esthetical status and their influence on QoL during and after treatment of head and neck cancer. KU Leuven
Understanding and treating symptom burden in inflammatory bowel diseases: a psychological perspective KU Leuven
Persons with IBD (Crohn’s disease, colitis ulcerosa) experience disabling symptoms (fatigue, pain) also when the disease is in remission. Such symptoms are still poorly understood and therefore often left untreated. This project will study to what extent: - Disease-related avoidance behavior prospectively predicts symptom burden - Psychological interventions directed at reducing disease-related avoidance behavior decrease symptom burden - ...
Neuroendocrine, psychophysiological and psychological effects of gossip on stress. University of Antwerp
Unraveling the link between social media use and sleep: an encompassing, multi-method examination of the role of psychological need satisfaction Ghent University
Adolescence is characterized by an increased risk for sleep problems. Although social media are often seen as a (co-)cause for this, evidences is indistinctive. By refining the concept of social media, examining the role of basic psychological needs as antecedents and using a multi-method approach,
this project aims to unravel the link between social media use and sleep.
Digital Well-Being in an ‘Always-on’ Society: Toward Conceptual Clarification and Empirical Evidence on the Relationship Between Digital Disconnection and Psychological Well-Being. KU Leuven
Addressing social isolation and legal vulnerability: An integrated framework of displaced migrants' social psychological adaptation KU Leuven
The growing number of displacement and resettlement of asylum seekers throughout European countries calls into question how to facilitate their integration in the receiving societies. In this respect, social psychological investigations are very limited, and lag behind the wide societal resonance of the issue at stake. To fill this gap, the present project investigates how the transition period, before and after completion of the asylum ...
Experimental studies on the evolutionary roots of gossip. Neuroendocrine, psychophysiological and psychological effects of gossip on stress. University of Antwerp
The impact of short-time work compensation schemes on worker attitudes, well-being and careers: A psychological perspective KU Leuven
The present research project is part of an overarching BRAIN-BE 2.0 project looking into the psychological and economic consequences of short-time work (STW) compensation schemes (sometimes coined “temporary unemployment”). In this PhD project, the focus is on the psychological aspects of STW compensation schemes. STW compensation schemes are public programs that allow companies facing a temporary reduction in production or demand to fully or ...