Current researchers

Researchers tied to the Antwerp Social Lab in their ongoing research project.

ISABELLE CUYKX

PhD researcher

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Department of Communication Studies (MIOS research group)

Project:

Research Interests:

  • Influencers & food endorsers
  • Food media
  • Consumer behavior
  • Social food studies

ROWAN DANEELS

PhD researcher & Teaching assistant

Department of Communication Studies (MIOS research group)

Project: Eudaimonic Game Experiences and Elevation among Adolescents

Research interests:

  • Digital games
  • Adolescents & games
  • Eudaimonic entertainment
  • Elevation
  • Virtual reality
  • Social robots

PAULIEN DECORTE

PhD researcher

Department of Communication Studies (MIOS research group)

Project:

Research interests:

  • Young/Emerging Adulthood
  • Food Media
  • Food endorsers/influencers
  • Social Food Studies
  • Consumer Behavior

MARIJN GIJSEN

PhD researcher

Department of Training and Education Sciences (EDUBRON research group)

Project:

Research interests:

  • Eye-tracking
  • Trace data
  • Flipped classroom
  • Processing strategies
  • Cognitive Load
  • Student learning

YI-LUN JHENG

PhD researcher 

Department of Training and Education Sciences (EDUBRON research group)

Project: A Tale of Two Processes. The dynamic interplay between emotion and cognition when learning from texts.

Research interests

  • Learning from text
  • Emotion dynamics
  • Physiological Measurement
  • Cognition-emotion interaction

TINE MOMBAERS

PhD researcher

Department of Training and Education Sciences (EDUBRON research group)

Project: Learning through comparing: an effective instruction method to improve writing skills 

Research interests:​

  • Writing education 
  • Conceptual knowledge building 
  • Learning from exemplars 
  • Eye-tracking

KONRAD RUDNICKI

Postdoc researcher

Department of Communication Studies (MIOS research group)

Project:

  • Experimental studies on the evolutionary roots of gossip. Neuroendocrine, psychophysiological and psychological effects of gossip on stress

Research interests:

  • Electrodermal activity (EDA)
  • Heart rate variability (HRV)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Event-related potentials (ERPs)
  • Gossip studies
  • Experimental philosophy

STEFFI SASSENUS

PhD researcher

Department of Training and Education Sciences (EDUBRON research group)

Project: Teams under pressure - Dynamics of stress and information processing

Research interests:

  • Teams
  • Team stress
  • Electrodermal activity
  • Information processes
  • Interaction behavior
  • Simulations

TINE VAN DAAL

Postdoc researcher 

Department of Training and Education Sciences (EDUBRON research group)

Project:

Research interest:

  • Comparative judgement
  • Cognitive processing
  • Statistical modeling of processes
  • Eye-tracking

SANDER VAN DE CRUYS

Postdoc researcher 

Department of Training and Education Sciences (EDUBRON research group)

Project:

Research Interests:​​

  • Epistemic and aesthetic emotions
  • Predictive processing
  • Bayesian brain
  • Emotion theories
  • Autism spectrum disorder

JULES VRINTEN

PhD researcher 

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Department of Communication Studies (MIOS research group)

Project:

Research Interests:​

  • Nutrition information behaviour
  • Nutrition literacy
  • Influence of food media on food consumption patterns

Former researchers

Former researchers who were member of the Antwerp Social Lab:

LEEN CATRYSSE

Postdoc researcher & Guest professor

Department of Training and Education Sciences (EDUBRON research group)

Projects:

Research interests:

  • Eye tracking
  • Interest
  • Processing strategies
  • Reading

MARGOT CHAULIAC

PhD researcher

Department of Training and Education Sciences (EDUBRON research group)

Project:

Research interest:

  • Eye tracking
  • Survey research