Mechteld van den Hoek Ostende

B.L.A., lab rotation student, cognitive science

Mechteld obtained her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Utrecht in the Netherlands. She quickly took an interest in all fields associated with the brain, eventually majoring in psychology and neuroscience, with a minor in linguistics.

During her final semesters in Utrecht and her semester abroad at the University of Connecticut, she developed a specific interest in motivational psychology. Combined with general interest for nutrition, this led to her bachelor’s thesis on moral licensing and eating behavior. She is now a master student in cognitive science at the University of Tübingen. During her research internship, she hopes to further develop insight into experimental settings and procedures that are related to both eating behaviors and motivation.