Paul Eelen: Reflections on life and work

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This manuscript is part of a special issue to commemorate professor Paul Eelen, who passed away on August 21, 2016. Paul was a clinically oriented scientist, for whom learning principles (Pavlovian or operant) were more than salivary responses and lever presses. His expertise in learning psychology and his enthusiasm to translate this knowledge to clinical practice inspired many inside and outside academia. Several of his original writings were in the Dutch language. Instead of editing a special issue with contributions of colleagues and friends, we decided to translate a selection of his manuscripts to English to allow wide access to his original insights and opinions. Even though the manuscripts were written more than two decades ago, their content is surprisingly contemporary. This introductory article presents a reflection on Paul's career and legacy and introduces the selected manuscripts that are part of this special issue.




Hermans, D., Baeyens, F., Beckers, T., Crombez, G., De Houwer, J., Moors, A., … Vervliet, B. (2018). Paul Eelen: Reflections on life and work. Psychologica Belgica. Ubiquity Press Ltd.

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