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. Download CV
Maria-Elena is interested in parental burnout. She conducted large scale longitudinal and prospective studies to better understand the antecedents and consequences of parental burnout. Based on the results of these studies and qualitative interviews of burnout parents, she is currently developing psychological interventions that will be tested in randomized-controlled trials.
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).
Jessica is interested in compliments. Her 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.
Alicia is interested in understanding how parental burnout can be influenced by parental expectations, parental perfectionism and parental identity. She examines these questions through clinical case studies and large scale longitudinal designs.
Beyond her interest for the epistemology of parental burnout research, Maday is interested in the cross-cultural aspects of parental burnout: does parental burnout exist in all cultures? Are the risk factors similar across countries and cultures? What are the macro-societal factors that increase the prevalence of parental burnout?