Modeling causes of language change and conservatism (CAUSALITY) Ghent University
Universally, human language changes over time. One fundamental assumption about language change is that it originates at the level of an individual as a shift in frequencies with which a particular variant of linguistic expression is chosen over another. Conceiving of language change as the loss of an equilibrium in a system of stochastically used grammatical options, a change presupposes an emerging disturbing factor or a cause. A change can ...
Is the mental causally effective? Towards an interventionist defense of mental causation. University of Antwerp
Calculation of casualty risks during and after disasters: definition of a methodology which incorporates variable spatio-temporal elements Ghent University
Casualty risks during and after disasters (such as floods, earthquakes etc.) have received scant attention up to now. In this research, a calculation method will be presented which incorporates not only disaster related factors, but also spatio-temporal elements. The methodology will offer the possibility to compare multiple scenarios, in order to determine a strategy which minimizes the casualty risk for a given disaster.
First a burnout, then being discriminated against? Experimental research on hiring and promotion barriers after burnout Ghent University
The determinants of labour market reintegration after burnout are barely researched. We investigate whether (causality), why (mediating productivity perceptions) and when (moderators) employer-sided barriers hinder career resumption by conducting experimental studies (eye-tracking and vignettes). Hence, we reveal burnout stigma and test pathways out of unfavourable treatment. Next to its substantive added value, this project offers ...