Gaëtan Mertens
  • Warandelaan 2, Tias Building, room T 526

    5037 AB Tilburg



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I am an experimental psychologists interested in learning, memory, psychopathology, fear, and anxiety. To investigate these topics, I mainly conduct laboratory studies using the classical conditioning paradigm and psychophysiological measures (such as skin conductance and the startle reflex).

I obtained a PhD in psychology in 2016 from Ghent University, Belgium. Thereafter, I was a post-doctoral researcher for three and a half years at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Currently, I am a tenure-track assistant professor here at Tilburg University.

For more information regarding my scientific work, you can visit my Google Scholar or ResearchGate profile.

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  • Angst voor COVID-19: Risico’s en voordelen

    Mertens, G., Novacek, D. M., McNally, R. J. & Engelhard, I. M., 2024, In: De Psycholoog. 59, 3, p. 30-36

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Long COVID is not a uniform syndrome: Evidence from person-level symptom clusters using latent class analysis

    van den Houdt, S. C. M., Slurink, I. A. L. & Mertens, G., Feb 2024, In: Journal of infection and public health. 17, 2, p. 321-328 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    31 Downloads (Pure)
  • Unraveling the complex web of long COVID symptoms: A network analysis approach

    Houdt, S. C. M. V. D., Mertens, G. & Slurink, I. A. L., 2024, (Submitted) 25 p. PsyArXiv Preprints.

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    45 Downloads (Pure)
  • Data from an international multi-centre study of Statistics and Mathematics Anxieties and Related Variables in University Students (the SMARVUS Dataset)

    Terry, J., Ross, R. M., Nagy, T., Salgado, M., Garrido-Vásquez, P., Sarfo, J. O., Cooper, S., Buttner, A. C., Lima, T. J. S., Öztürk, I., Akay, N., Santos, F. H., Artemenko, C., Copping, L. T., Elsherif, M. M., Milovanović, I., Cribbie, R. A., Drushlyak, M. G., Swainston, K. & Shou, Y. & 135 others, Leongómez, J. D., Palena, N., Abidin, F. A., Reyes-Rodríguez, M. F., He, Y., Abraham, J., Vatakis, A., Jankowsky, K., Schmidt, S. N. L., Grimm, E., González, D., Schmid, P., Ferreira, R. A., Rozgonjuk, D., Özhan, N., O’connor, P. A., Zsido, A. N., Stiglic, G., Rhodes, D., Rodríguez, C., Ropovik, I., Enea, V., Nurwanti, R., Estudillo, A. J., Beribisky, N., Himawan, K. K., Geven, L. M., Van hoogmoed, A. H., Bret, A., Chapman, J. E., Alter, U., Flack, Z. M., Hanna, D., Soltanlou, M., Banik, G., Adamkovič, M., Van der ven, S. H. G., Mosbacher, J. A., Şen, H. H., Anderson, J. R., Batashvili, M., De groot, K., Parker, M. O., Helmy, M., Ostroha, M. M., Gilligan-Lee, K. A., Egara, F. O., Barwood, M. J., Thomas, K., Mcmahon, G., Griffin, S. M., Nuerk, H.-C., Counsell, A., Lindemann, O., Van rooy, D., Wege, T. E., Lewis, J. E., Aczel, B., Monaghan, C., Al-Hoorie, A. H., Huber, J. F., Yapan, S., Garrido vásquez, M. E., Callea, A., Ergiyen, T., Clay, J. M., Mertens, G., Topçu, F., Tutlu, M. G., Täht, K., Mikkor, K., Caso, L., Karner, A., Storm, M. M. C., Daroczy, G., Zein, R. A., Greco, A., Buchanan, E. M., Schmid, K., Hunt, T. E., De keersmaecker, J., Branney, P. E., Randell, J., Clark, O. J., Steltenpohl, C. N., Malu, B., Tekeş, B., Ramis, T., Agrigoroaei, S., Badcock, N. A., Mcaloney-Kocaman, K., Semenikhina, O. V., Graf, E. W., Lea, C., Ogba, K. T. U., Guppy, F. M., Warhurst, A. C., Lindsay, S., Al khateeb, A., Scharnowski, F., De kwaadsteniet, L., Francis, K. B., Lecompte, M., Webster, L. A. D., Morsanyi, K., Forwood, S. E., Walters, E. R., Tip, L. K., Wagge, J. R., Lai, H. Y., Crossland, D. S., Darda, K. M., Flack, T. R., Leviston, Z., Brolly, M., Hills, S. P., Collins, E., Roberts, A. J., Cheung, W.-Y., Leonard, S., Verschuere, B., Stanley, S. K., Xenidou-Dervou, I., Ghasemi, O., Liew, T., Ansari, D., Guilaran, J., Penny, S. G., Bahnmueller, J., Hand, C. J., Rahajeng, U. W., Peterburg, D., Takacs, Z. K., Platow, M. J. & Field, A. P., 2023, In: Journal of Open Psychology Data. 11, 1, 25 p., 8.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    3 Citations (Scopus)
    54 Downloads (Pure)