I am a post-doc at the University of Louvain.
I work as an experimental psychologist in the domain of judgment and decision making.
I research questions such as how people interact with algorithms, how they make time-dependent judgments, and what is the role of affect in decision making? I tackle these questions using lab or online experiments, applying a mostly quantitative approach to the analysis of behavior.
Interaction with algorithms: We are increasingly interacting with sophisticated algorithms and tools designed to help us make decisions and predictions. And yet, we know very little about how people perceive judgments and recommendations made by algorithms, but also how others, who follow and solicit advice from algorithms are perceived. Latest work in this domain: here
Time preferences: Ensuring we have enough money for the future is a perennial issue. As of late, the privilege of keeping our savings in banks to secure we have access to it later can cost us (cf., near-zero or negative interest rates), meaning that we effectively have access to less money in the future. How people deal with these situations and how it reflects on their financial behavior is something I am currently trying to understand.
Affect: Decisions and judgments are often made under the influence of emotions. Affective decision making carries with it certain specifics that we are still trying to understand. One aspect I am particularly interested in is how and whether, in decision making situations that can evoke multiple affective reactions, affect can be integrated and what its resulting impact on judgments will be? See: here