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Research facilities

Clinical Psychology Lab

Psycho-physiological reactions to stress.
Staff, guest researchers and students.
Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden


Studies performed in this laboratory investigate the physical and psychological reactions of people to various forms of stress. Stress can be induced by manipulating the mental load of a task, or the presentation of more or less painful or emotionally charged stimuli. Administration of stress inducing or reducing substances can also be performed.

Possible physiological reactions that can be measured are, for example, changes in blood pressure, skin conductance and in heart rate. There is also the possibility to collect data on the concentration of neuroendocrine markers like cortisol or noradrenaline from blood or saliva. These samples can be used to study individuals differences in genetic make-up as well.

Both subliminal and supraliminal stimuli are used to measure psychological reactions in a variety of cognitive and emotion regulation paradigms, and in conditioning experiments.

  • Biopac systems (ECG, GSR, EMG)
  • Tobii eye tracker
  • computers with E-prime and custom made response boxes
  • FinaPress system for continuous blood pressure
  • Salivettes
  • Venipuncture
  • EEG research can be performed as well in the specifically designed EEG laboratories

Lab users have to be acquainted with lab protocols and technology.

For support please visit the SOLO Research and Lab Support website

Rooms 1.B.23 - 1.B.37

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