Broadly speaking, my research explores interactions between motivation, emotion, and visual attention. I seek to understand a) how various kinds of 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.
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.)]
- 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
Whiteknights, Earley Gate
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AL
- Phone: +44-(0)118-378-5545