• Defecatory urge increases cognitive control and intertemporal patience in healthy volunteers 

      Zhao, Dongxing; Corsetti, Maura; Moeini-Jazani, Mehrad; Weltens, Nathalie; Tuk, Mirjam A.; Tack, Jan; Warlop, Luk; Van Oudenhove, Lukas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Past research has demonstrated that moderate urge to urinate improves inhibitory control, specifically among participants with higher behavioral inhibition sensitivity system (BIS), and the effect was absent when the urge ...
    • Reinstating the Resourceful Self: When and How Self-Affirmations Improve Executive Performance of the Powerless 

      AlBalooshi, Sumaya; Moeini-Jazani, Mehrad; Fennis, Bob M.; Warlop, Luk (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Research has found that lack of power impairs executive functions. In the present research, we show that this impairment is not immutable. Across three studies and focusing on inhibitory control as one of the core facets ...
    • Women seek more variety in rewards when closer to ovulation 

      Faraji-Rad, Ali; Moeini-Jazani, Mehrad; Warlop, Luk (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      We propose that women's increased generalized sensitivity to rewards during the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle causes them to seek more variety in rewards when they are in the fertile phase than when they are not in ...