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Executive commitee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the governance of BAPS. Its members represent the various universities in Belgium and domains in psychological sciences.

Jan De Houwer

Jan De Houwer

President (UGent)

Research Topics: Learning, social cognition, cognition & emotion, cognitive psychology, experimental psychopathology

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Olivier Luminet

Olivier Luminet

Past president (UCLouvain)

Specific Tasks: Societal impact, EFPA liason

Research Topics: Emotion, Personality, Health, Memory 

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Gilles Vannuscorps

Gilles Vannuscorps

Secretary (UCLouvain)

Research Topics: Cognitive neuropsychology, Cognitive neuroscience, Vision (biological movement, actions), Language

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Dinska Van Gucht

Dinska Van Gucht

Treasurer (Thomas More / KU Leuven)

Research Topics: Health-related behaviors (e.g., smoking, chocolate craving) & conditioning, Prevention of relapse, Tobacco Harm Reduction (e.g., vaping)

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Tim Vantilborgh

Tim Vantilborgh

Communication Officer (VUB)

Research Topics: Organizational Behavior, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Research Methods, Psychological contracts, Social exchange theory, Temporal  dynamics, Volunteering, Personality

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Steve Majerus

Steve Majerus

Editor Psychologica Belgica (ULg)

Research Topics: Experimental psychology, neuropsychology, functional neuroimaging, developmental psychology, Language, memory

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Mandy Rossignol

Mandy Rossignol

Advisor (UMons)

Research Topics: Psychopathology and mental health in youths, Cognitive biases in anxiety disorders, Interoceptive awareness and self-evaluative biases in anxiety

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Vera Hoorens

Vera Hoorens

Advisor (KU Leuven)

Research Topics: Stereotypes, Person perception, Verbal communication, Cognitive and motivational biases in social comparison (e.g., as these affect health and career decisions)

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Axelle Calcus

Axelle Calcus

Advisor (ULB)

Research Topics: Auditory cognitive neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Development, Reading acquisition, Hearing impairment

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Lien Goosens

Lien Goosens

Advisor (UGent)

Research Topics: Developmental Psychopathology; Intra- and interpersonal processes of eating related pathology

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Ilse Van Diest

Ilse Van Diest

Advisor (KU Leuven)

Research Topics: interoceptive learning, tVNS, respiration, psychophysiology, stress & health

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Past Presidents

  • 2017-2020: Olivier Luminet (UCL)    
  • 2014-2017 Johan Wagemans (KUL)
  • 2011-2014 Steve Majerus (ULg)
  • 2008-2011 Marc Brysbaert (UGent)
  • 2005-2008 Axel Cleeremans (ULB)
  • 2003-2005 André Vandierendonck (UGent)
  • 1999-2003 Frank Van Overwalle (VUB)
  • 1996-1999 Bernard Rimé (UCL)
  • 1994-1996 Gery d'Ydewalle (KUL)
  • 1990-1993 De Keyser (ULG)
  • 1987-1990 Leni Verhofstadt (UGent)
  • 1984-1987 Paul Bertelson (ULB)
  • 1981-1984 Janssen (KUL)
  • 1979-1981 Jean Costermans (UCL)
  • 1978-1979 Osterrieth (ULB)
  • 1975-1977 De Coster (UGent)
  • 1972-1974 De Waele (VUB)
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