Dr Molet MikaŽl

  • Biography :
    • Dr. Molet MikaŽl received his Ph.D in Psychology from the University of Lille (2006). He then spent one year as a Postdoctoral fellow in Psychology at SUNY Binghamton (2007-2008). He also had been visiting assistant researcher at Kentucky University (summers 2009 and 2010) Dr. MikaŽl Molet is currently assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Lille since 2008.
  • Research interests:
    • My research interests focus on comparative cognition. The question for a comparative study of cognition is this: Do nonhumans species process information in the same way as humans do? To examine this question, my research uses classical and instrumental conditioning procedures to study how humans and laboratory animals encode, select and use contextual, temporal and spatial information to make response decisions. I have been programming computer tasks (in Visual Basic) that can be used to examine conditions under which humans show effects similar to those shown by rats and pigeons (e.g., avoidance task, Molet, Callejas, & Rosas, 2007; spatial task, Molet, Jozefowiez, & Miller, 2010; equivalence task, Molet, Miller, & Zentall, 2011). I also have a strong interest in virtual-environment based research methods relevant to the scientific study of human behaviour.
  • Recent awards:
    • 2007 – 2008     Research Foundation - Fyssen Foundation (France): Postdoctoral fellowship (22.000 euro;)
    • 2009 – 2010     Research Grant – Fulbright Commission ($6.600 + 1.050€)
  • International collaborations:
  • Courses taught:
      Introductory Psychology
      Experimental Psychology
      Theories of Learning
      Developmental Psychology
      Cognitive Psychology
      Comparative Psychology
      Evolution and History
      Informatics
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  • Adress:
  • Psitec
    Universite Charles de Gaulle - Lille 3
    Rue du Barreau
    59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq
  • France

  • Localisation:
  • Bâtiment A
    3e ťtage (Forum +2)
    Bureau 436

Selected publication

    Molet, M., Urcelay, G. P., Miguez, G., & Miller, R. R. (2010). Using context to resolve temporal ambiguity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 36, 126-136.