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Lotte van Dillen

Associate Professor

L.F. van Dillen Ph.D.
+31 71 527 1362

Short CV

Lotte van Dillen obtained her Master’s degree in social psychology and in cognitive psychology at the University of Amsterdam in 2004. From 2004 to 2008 she conducted her dissertation research at the ‘other’ university from Amsterdam: the VU University. At the end of 2008 she successfully defended her dissertation, in which she examined the role of working memory in the experience of negative feelings. Since then, Lotte has worked as a post-doc at Utrecht University and New York University. She currently works at Leiden University as an assistant professor.                                                                                                    




Lotte’s research focuses on the influence of emotion on our thoughts and behavior, as well as on self-regulation, social perception, social exclusion, and morality. In her research, Lotte uses both behavioral measures as well as (neuro)physiological measures such as EEG and eye tracking.



  • May 2014  ‘Aandacht voor smaak. De neuropsychologische mechanismen van smaakbeleving.’ [paying attention to taste. The neuropsychological mechanisms of taste perception.] Awarded by the Gratama Stichting ((€24,680).
  • December 2013    Teacher of the year. Institute of psychology, Leiden University.
  • February 2012      ‘Ire and Punishment. The Role of Negative Emotions and Attentional Control in Children's, Adolescents' and Adults' Punishment.’ Together with Dr. Michaela Gummerum (Developmental Psychology, Plymouth University, UK) and Prof. dr. Eric van Dijk (Social and Organizational Psychology, Leiden University, the Netherlands). Awarded by the ERSC (Economic and Social research Counsil; £200,00).


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Assistant professor

Associate Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Sociale en Organisatiepsychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court Building
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A35



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