Professor Frederick Verbruggen
Professor of Cognitive Psychology

Profile

Dr. Verbruggen’s contributions to psychology are in the study of ʻexecutive controlʼ mechanisms. He examines how people withhold inappropriate or risky actions (response inhibition), suppress task-irrelevant information (interference control), and switch between tasks. He also studies how executive control and learning interact. As well as his theoretical and methodological contributions to the field, his work has opened up promising new avenues for treating impulsive disorders. 

Qualifications

Licentiate and PHil Ghent University (Belgium)

Career

I received my Ph.D. from Ghent University in 2005. I then obtained two research fellowships of the Research Foundation – Flanders. I was a visiting fellow at Vanderbilt University and Cardiff University before I became a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter in 2010. In 2012, I was appointed to a Chair in Cognitve Psychology at Exeter.

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Contact details

Email
Internal tel5900
Tel+44 (0) 1392 725900
BuildingWashington Singer
Office235
AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
Psychology
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter
Exeter
EX4 4QG
UK

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