Jordi Quoidbach


Born in 1981, Jordi Quoidbach graduated from Abington High School in Boston (USA) before returning to Belgium and beginning work on a “licence” in psychology at the University of Liège, which he completed in 2005. After graduation he decided to continue in a doctoral programme in psychological sciences, also at the ULg, which has occupied him since 2006. He spent a year doing research at the University of British Columbia. Since 2006 Quoidbach has been working on a programme in “emotional intelligence” training in which he works as a trainer (ULg). He has published a number of scientific articles and studies, including “Les compétences émotionnelles” (emotional competencies) and he participated in the introduction to “Introduction à la psychologie positive” by Lecomte, which is considered a reference work in positive psychology. Apart from his work as a trainer in emotional competencies, his research interests include the regulation of positive emotions, the understanding of the factors that determine happiness, and mental voyages through time.

Selection of publications

Quoidbach, J., & Dunn, E.W. (in press), Affective forecasting, in H. Pashler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Mind, New York: Sage.

Quoidbach, J., Dunn E.W., Petrides, K.V., & Mikolajczak, M., Money giveth, money taketh away: The dual effect of money on happiness. Psychological Science.

Mikolajczak, M., Quoidbach, J., Vanootighem, V., Lambert, F., Lahaye, M., Fillée, C., & de Timary, P. (sous presse). Cortisol awakening response (car)'s flexibility leads to larger and more consistent associations with psychological factors than car magnitude. Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Quoidbach, J., Wood, A., & Hansenne, M. (2009). Back to the future: The effect of daily practice of mental time travel into the future on happiness and anxiety. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 349-355.

Nelis, D., Quoidbach, J., Mikolajczak, M., & Hansenne, M. (2009). Increasing emotional intelligence: (How) is it possible? Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 36-41.

Quoidbach, J., & Hansenne, M. (2009). The impact of trait emotional intelligence on nursing team performance and cohesiveness. Journal of Professional Nursing, 25, 23-29.

Quoidbach, J., Mottet, C., & Hansenne, M. (2008). Personality and mental time travel: A differential approach to autonoetic consciousness. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 1082-1092.

Mikolajczak, M., Nelis, D., Hansenne, M., & Quoidbach, J. (2008). If you can regulate sadness, you can probably regulate shame: associations between trait emotional intelligence, emotion regulation and coping efficiency across discrete emotions. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1356-1368.


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