Broadly speaking, my research explores interactions between self-regulation, emotion, and visual attention. I seek to understand a) how various kinds of prioritized goals guide visual attention, especially when they compete with conflicting motivations, emotional events, or people’s stereotypes; and b) what causes people to prioritize single goals over their other motivations and which role attentional and emotional processes play herein. My current research applies these questions to self-control conflicts, emotion regulation, intergroup conflict, and prosocial behaviour.
After finishing my undergraduate studies in Psychology (major field: Social Cognition) at the University of Würzburg, Germany, I completed my PhD in Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium, in May 2010. After two years at the University of Chicago, I have started working as a lecturer (~ Assistant Professor) at the University of Reading, UK, in September 2013.
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Health Psychology
- Helping, Prosocial Behavior
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Organizational Behavior
- Social Cognition
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- Vogt, J., De Houwer, J., & Moors, A. (2011). Unintended allocation of spatial attention to goal-relevant but not to goal-related events. Social Psychology, 42, 48-55. [Invited contribution to the Special Issue “Limits of Intentionality: An interdisciplinary approach”, F. Wieber, P. M. Gollwitzer, & G. Seebaß (Eds.)]
- Vogt, J., Lozo, L., Koster, E. H. W., & De Houwer, J. (2011). On the role of goal relevance in emotional attention: Disgust evokes early attention to cleanliness. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 466-477. [Invited contribution to the Special Issue “Implicit affect regulation”, S. L. Koole & K. Rothermund (Eds.)]
- Correll, J., Guillermo, S. & Vogt, J. (2014). On the flexibility of attention to race. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 74-79. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2014.05.013
- Vogt, J., & De Houwer, J. (2014). Emotion regulation meets emotional attention: The influence of emotion suppression on emotional attention depends on the nature of the distracters. Emotion, 14, 840-845.
- Vogt, J., De Houwer, J., Crombez, G., & Van Damme, S. (2013). Competing for attentional priority: Temporary goals versus threats. Emotion, 13, 587-598. doi: 10.1037/a0027204
- Van Dessel, P., & Vogt, J. (2012). When does hearing laughter draw attention to happy faces? Task relevance determines the influence of a crossmodal affective context on emotional attention. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 294. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00294
- Schrooten, M. G. S., Van Damme, S., Crombez, G., Peters, M. L., Vogt, J., & Vlaeyen, J. W. S. (2012). Non-pain goal pursuit inhibits attentional bias to pain. Pain, 153, 1180-1186.
- Vogt, J., De Houwer, J., & Crombez, G. (2011). Multiple goal management starts with attention: Goal prioritizing affects the allocation of spatial attention to goal-relevant events. Experimental Psychology, 58, 55-61.
- Notebaert, L., Crombez, G., Vogt, J., De Houwer, J., Van Damme S., & Theeuwes, J. (2011). Attempts to control pain prioritize attention towards signals of pain: An experimental study. Pain, 152, 1068-1073.
- Vogt, J., De Houwer, J., Moors, A., Van Damme, S., & Crombez, G. (2010). The automatic orienting of attention to goal-relevant stimuli. Acta Psychologica, 134, 61-69.
- Van Damme, S., Legrain, V., Vogt, J., & Crombez, G. (2010). Keeping pain in mind: A motivational account of attention to pain. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 34, 204-213.
- Vogt, J., De Houwer, J., Koster, E. H. W., Van Damme, S., & Crombez, G. (2008). Allocation of spatial attention to emotional stimuli depends upon arousal and not valence. Emotion, 8, 880-885.
University of Reading, School of Psychology and CLS
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