Professor Frederick Verbruggen
Professor of Cognitive Psychology
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.
Licentiate and PHil Ghent University (Belgium)
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.
Research group links
|Tel||+44 (0) 1392 725900|
|Address||Washington Singer Laboratories
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter