Kahveci Sercan

Sercan Kahveci, MSc.
PhD student

Department of Psychology
Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria


Research group:  Eating Behavior Laboratory


  • 2012-2015: Bachelor in Brain & Cognition, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2015-2017: Master in Brain & Cognition, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2016-2018: Research Master in Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam

Academic positions:

  • 2019-present: Doctoral student at Salzburg University
  • 2019: Research assistant at University of Amsterdam


In day-to-day life, implicit cognitive processes guide our behavior outside our awareness. My interest goes towards the implicit processes that initiate and maintain disordered behavior. During my Ph.D, I will be exploring the methodological, neural, and cognitive underpinnings of several approach-bias measurement methods in the eating domain, and work towards developing a training paradigm to reduce these biases and facilitate the maintenance of a healthy diet in patients.

Key publications:

  • Kahveci, S., Van Alebeek, H., Berking, M., & Blechert, J. (2021). Touchscreen-based assessment of food approach biases: investigating reliability and item-specific preferences. Appetite163, 105190. doi:  10.1016/j.appet.2021.105190
  • Kahveci, S., Meule, A., Lender, A., & Blechert, J. (2020). Food approach bias is moderated by the desire to eat specific foods. Appetite, 154, 104758. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2020.104758
  • Sercan Kahveci (2020). AATtools: Tools for Analyzing the Approach-Avoidance Task. R package version 0.0.1. url: https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=AATtools