Lotte van Dillen obtained her Master’s degree in social psychology and cognitive psychology at the University of Amsterdam in 2004. In 2008 she successfully defended her PhD thesis at the ‘other’ Amsterdam university: the VU University. Since then, Lotte has worked as a post-doc at Utrecht University and New York University. She is currently an assistant professor at the Institute of Psychology, Leiden University. Her research focuses on the influence of emotion on our thoughts and behavior, and vice versa. She has a wide interest in phenomena that are influenced by our emotions, such as self-regulation, consumer behavior, social exclusion, and morality. In her research she uses both behavioral measures and (neuro)physiological measures such as facial EMG, EEG, fMRI, and eye tracking.
- Turning a blind eye to temptation. How cognitive load can facilitate self-regulation. (PDF) (2013)
- Desire: The new hotspot in self-control research. (2012)
- On the role of attention and emotion in morality: Attentional control modulates unrelated disgust in moral judgements (2013)
- At face value: Categorization goals modulate vigilance for angry faces. (2011)
- Tuning down the emotional brain: An fMRI study of the effects of cognitive load on the processing of affective images. (2009)