Poppy recently gained her PhD under joint supervision of Sanne de Wit (Habit Lab, Clinical Psychology, UvA), Prof. Bernhard Hommel (Developmental Psychopathology, UvA), and Prof. Reinout Wiers (Cognitive Psychology, Leiden University). She is now working as a post doc in the Habit Lab.
The central aim of Poppy’s research is to investigate the relative contribution of both cognitive and motivational components to action selection, within the context of decision-making that is both adaptive and maladaptive (i.e. as seen in addiction or obesity). Key concepts are: ideomotor outcome-response priming, goal-directed action, habits, Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer, Pavlovian conditioned responses.