Cognitive Psychology Working Group

Jan De Houwer
Jan De Houwer

Head of the research group “Learning and Implicit Processes” at Ghent University, Belgium

Working Group Members:

  • Marcel Brass, BEL
  • Marc Brysbaert, BEL
  • Klaus Rothermund, GER
  • Eva Van den Bussche, BEL

Cognitive psychology deals with the study of the mental mechanisms that mediate the impact of environment on behavior. These mechanisms involve representations that encode information as well as processes that transform information. Theories about these mechanisms are constructed primarily on the basis of knowledge about how living organisms such as humans and other animals respond to (interventions in) their environment,  including responses in the brain.

Core topics:

  • Memory
  • Thinking
  • Attention
  • Learning
  • Perception
  • Metacognition
  • Cognitive control
  • Action control
  • Language