Claire has a background in social psychology. She graduated cum laude from the Research Master’s program at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands), and obtained her PhD from Utrecht University (The Netherlands). Claire’s dissertation research investigated the role of conscious awareness in human reward pursuit. Claire’s current research focuses on mind wandering, creativity and curiosity.
One line of Claire's research focuses on the role meta-awareness plays in the dynamic changes between states of mind wandering and focused attention. Another line examines the relationship between different types of mind wandering, creativity and curiosity.
- Rushing to Appear Virtuous: Time Pressure Increases Socially Desirable Responding
- Beyond subjective judgments: Predicting evaluations of creative writing from computational linguistic features.
- Mind wandering “Ahas” versus mindful reasoning: alternative routes to creative solutions
- Lay Theories of the Wandering Mind: Control-Related Beliefs Predict Mind Wandering Rates in- and outside the Lab
- What types of daydreaming predict creativity? Laboratory and experience sampling evidence.