ABOUT US

 

We are the first Laboratory of Clinical Cognitive Sciences in Romania and the first psychological research laboratory of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

LSCC was founded in 2017 and it's purpose is to promote scientifically validated results and practices and combating pseudoscience. In the three years of activity we have generated research projects, internationally visible publications and a series of dissemination events.

OUR MISSION

LSCC's mission is to stimulate, disseminate and, above all that, generate innovative research in the filed of cognitive sciences with relevance for mental health, in organizations and public health. 

OUR VISION

LSCC's expertise and research directions intersect strongly with clinical psychology, social psychology and sociology, health psychology, morality psychology or behavioral economics, as well as the IT area. 

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A FEW OF OUR PUBLICATIONS

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 
Consequences of goal interdependence romantic couples

The couple relationship is a social system with a major influence on our life goals and the way we pursue them. Recently, research in the field has begun to pay increasing attention to the interaction between the goals of the two partners. The Laboratory of Cognitive Clinical Sciences aims to identify the consequences of the interdependence of goals in the couple and the contexts in which the couple partner facilitates or, on the contrary, slows down our progress towards our own goals

Factors influencing maladaptive eating behaviors

Eating behavior (including food choices, eating patterns, diets we follow, obesity or eating disorders) significantly influences our quality of life. Therefore, research in the field seeks to identify predictors of adaptive and maladaptive eating behaviors and to develop effective interventions to address them. Within the Laboratory of Cognitive Clinical Sciences, we focus mainly on the influencing factors in the development and maintenance of maladaptive eating behaviors, in order to properly inform future interventions.

The role of disgust in anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders

Disgust contributes, along with fear / anxiety, to the development and maintenance of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Recent research in the field of clinical psychology has begun to pay more attention to the effects of psychological interventions on the level of disgust in the two clinical disorders. Within the Laboratory of Cognitive Clinical Sciences, a meta-analysis was published that sought to identify the effectiveness of exposure-based interventions on anxiety and disgust regarding anxiety disorders, with promising results in this direction. 

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