Karlien Vanderheyden obtained a master degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at Ghent University in 1990. She was Visiting Research Fellow at University of Maryland (1994-1995) and became Doctor in Psychology at Ghent University in 1998. She teaches people management in degree programmes as well as in customised programmes.
Her interest in managing people becomes also clear in her research, e.g. decision making and intuition, diversity in teams, individual differences and performance. Her book ’Essentials Communicatie’ is a nice illustration of how to combine theory and practice. Based on her experience and knowledge she coaches managers to optimise their performance in organisations.
Vanderheyden K. De Baets S. 2015. Does cognitive style diversity affect performance in dyadic student teams?. Learning and Individual Differences, 38(February): 143-150.
Bouckenooghe D. Vanderheyden K. Van Laethem S. Mestdagh S. 2007. Cognitive motivation correlates of coping style in decisional conflict. Journal of Psychology - Interdisciplinary and Applied, 141(6): 605-625.
Vanderheyden K. Devos G. 1996. Feedback aan leerkrachten. Schoolleiding en -begeleiding, (17): 1-15.
Devos G. Vanderheyden K. 1994. De professionele samenwerking tussen leerkrachten in het secundair onderwijs. Klasse, (45)
Vanderheyden K. Warmoes V. 2012. Essentials: Communicatie.
Vanderheyden K. Warmoes V. 2007. Grootmeester in communicatie. LannooCampus.
Vanderheyden K. Cools E. Lommelen B. 2011. Cognitive styles and teamwork: an investigation of the effects of cognitive based team composition on team outcomes in the context of management education. Paper presented at 15th European Congress on Work and Organizational psychology (EAWOP), May 25, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Deprez J. Cools E. Vanderheyden K. Backhaus K. Bouckenooghe D. 2011. Stimulating a constructive learning climate: an international inquiry on the impact of individual learner differences on academic performance in management education. Paper presented at 15th European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), May 25-28, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Lommelen B. Vanderheyden K. Cools E. 2010. Cognitive styles and teamwork: an investigation of the effects of cognitive team composition on team processes, team performance, and team satisfaction. Paper presented at 15th European Learning Styles Information Network (ELSIN) conference, June 28-30, Aveiro, Portugal.
Vanderheyden K. 2008. The forced-fit exercise: one way to teach style differences. Paper presented at 13th European Learning Styles Information Network (ELSIN) conference, June 23-25, Ghent, Belgium.
Van den Broeck H. Vanderheyden K. Cools E. 2004. Individual differences in cognitive styles in an organizational context: Development, validation and cross-validation of the Cognitive Style Inventory (CoSI). Paper presented at 12th European Conference on Personality, July 18-22, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Van den Broeck H. Vanderheyden K. Cools E. 2004. Individual differences in cognitive styles in an organizational context: Development, validation and cross-validation of the Cognitive Style Inventory (CoSI). Paper presented at 12th European Conference on Work and Organizational Personality, May 12-15, Istanbul, Turkey.
Van Laethem S. Mestdagh S. Vanderheyden K. 2003. Personality correlates of coping styles in decisional conflict : contribution of need for cognition and need for closure. Paper presented at 16th Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management, June 15-18, Melbourne, Australia.
Cools E. Vanderheyden K. 2013. Further validation of the Cognitive Style Indicator (CoSI). In: Boström L. Augustsson G. Evans C. Cools E. Charlesworth Z. Building learning capacity for life - Proceedings of the 18th annual conference of the Education, Learning, Styles, Individual differences Network (pp. 405-416). Billund:
Bellens K. Cools E. Vanderheyden K. Raja U. Bouckenooghe D. 2012. Unravelling the impact of teaching and learning processes on the course experience of management students: A moderated mediation study.. In: Charlesworth Z. Cools E. Evans C. Individual differences. Proceedings of the 17th Annual conference of the Education, Learning, Styles & Individual differences Network (ELSIN) (pp. 81-93).
Vanderheyden K. De Baets S. 2012. Does cognitive style diversity affect performance in dyadic cooperations?. In: Charlesworth Z. Cools E. Evans C. Individual differences. Proceedings of the 17th Annual conference of the Education, Learning, Styles & Individual differences Network (ELSIN)
Vanderheyden K. Cools E. De Baets S. 2011. Cognitive style and personality trait diversity in dyads: how to optimize the cooperation?. In: Vanthournout G. Coertjens L. Donche V. Gijbels D. Evans C. Cools E. Pedrosa De Jesus M. Developing learning within and across disciplines: evidence from research and practice. (pp. 379-386).
Vanderheyden K. 1999. A climate for customer orientation in the product development department: antcedents and consequences. Atlanta, GA:
Schneider B. Wang Z. Rafaeli A. Vanderheyden K. 1998. Recent research on service quality. San Francisco:
Schneider B. Paul M. Schoenberger S. Vanderheyden K. 1996. Service Quality in a bank: the time lags between employee and customer perceptions. San Diego:
Vanderheyden K. 1994. A process to create a better understanding between new product development people and their customers. Brussels:
Debackere K. Fleurent I. Vanderheyden K. Huyskens L.M. 1994. Managing the knowledge portfolio: a critical asset for successful new product development. Gothenburg:
Vanderheyden K. Clarysse B. 1992. Learning while innovating: implications for intercultural management. Cranfield:
Vanderheyden K. 1998. The influence of human resource practices and interdepartmental connectedness on the effectiveness of the customer orientation of the R&D department.
Devos G. Vanderheyden K. 2002. Attracting, developing and retaining teachers. OECD.
Vanderheyden K. De Baets S. 2012. Does cognitive style diversity affect performance in dyadic cooperations. Vlerick Working Paper Series 2012/10 (31p.).
Vanderheyden K. 1993. De organisatorische determinanten van externe klantgerichtheid in de R&D-afdeling.
Whitely W. Vanderheyden K. 1989. The relationship between meaning of working patterns and work outcomes: a single organization study. 1989
Karlien focusses on how we, as individuals, can impact the working processes and the performance of organisations.Karlien Vanderheyden studies the social intelligence of people and how individuals can enhance the performance of organisations through their own behaviour and the interaction with others. She uses her experience to research and teach skills, styles and behaviour of individuals and teams, e.g. cognitive styles, decision-making, pitfalls in teams.
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