People

Director

Moïra Mikolajczak

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Moïra Mikolajczak received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve. She did her post-doc at the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory, California. She is now a Professor in Psychology at the University of Louvain and the director of the Intervention and Research in Socio-Emotional Competence Laboratory. Her research focuses on understanding the psychological and biological correlates of emotional competence, the pathways by which it influences health, interpersonal and organisational outcomes, and ways to improve it. Her teaching includes introductory psychology, emotion and health psychology.

 

 

Post-doctoral Fellows

Yuki Nozaki

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Yuki is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of science (JSPS). He received his Ph.D. from the Kyoto University. His research focuses on social function of emotional competence and psychological mechanism underlying effective extrinsic emotion regulation.

 

 

 

 

Graduate students

Marie Bayot

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Marie is a research fellow at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS). Her main research interests bear on Mindfulness meditation and interpersonal emotional competencies. More specifically, she studies the impact of underlying processes in Mindfulness state on empathy and its components (emotional contagion, perspective taking, emotional regulation and emotion identification).

 

 

 

 

Marine Jaeken

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Marine is a teaching assistant in clinical psychology. Her Ph.D. aim at validating a helping skills’ training program for undergraduate psychology students. She studies several training outcomes (i.e. empathy, verbal and nonverbal communication, client satisfaction) and moderators (i.e. self-efficacy, anxiety, personality, attachment) of training outcomes. 

 


 

 

 

Stéphanie Miliche

1.jpgStéphanie is particularly interested in the interplay between emotion and health. Her Ph.D. is about emotional competences and migraines. Within this framework, she has developed an emotional competences training aimed at reducing the frequency, intensity and duration of migraine episodes. In addition to her research, Stéphanie also works as a therapist.

 

 

 


Jessica Morton

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Jessica is interested in compliments. He Ph.D. thesis aims to develop a process model of compliment, including antecedents, types and consequences. She also aims to uncover the conditions in which sincere compliments miss the mark.

 

 

 

 

 

Marie-Emilie Raes

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Marie-Emilie is interested in parental burnout. During her master's thesis, she confirmed the existence and specificity of parental burnout. She also developed and validated the Parental Burnout Inventory. Her Ph.D aims to examine the antecedents and consequences of parental burnout, and to develop psychological interventions.

 

 

 

 

Louise Schinckus

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Her research aims to better understand the psychological determinants of health behaviors in patients with diabetes. Within the framework of a European collaborative project, she recently assessed the effectiveness of several diabetes self-management education programs. She is now developing a psycho-educational intervention focusing on the management of diabetes-related distress.


 

 

 

Thomas Pirsoul

DSC_0061-1.jpgThomas is a teaching assistant in clinical and health psychology. His Ph.D. aims to understand the causes, consequences and biological correlates (such as telomeres, DNA damage, alteration of cortisol production, ect.) of professional burnout and to develop psychological interventions.

 

 

 

 

Alumni

Dr. Fanny Weytens

Dr. Anthony Lane

 

Main collaborators

Pr James Gross

Pr Jordi Quoidbach

Pr Martin Desseilles

Pr Nicolas Vermeulen

Pr Olivier Luminet

Pr Philippe de Timary