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Clara De Inocencio Laporta

Postgraduate Researcher


Research interests

I’m fascinated by the notion of career calling, or “sense of calling” in the career domain. 

The aim of my PhD is to answer the following questions: What makes some people regard their careers as fulfilling, the key to their identity, and a source of meaning and purpose, while others view theirs as mere means to an income? What are the effects of different career approaches on people’s lives?

In a nutshell, my research tackles the social, behavioural and cognitive determinants of career callings, as well as their life-, health- and work-related consequences on both student and employee populations.

Thesis title

Toward a comprehensive theory of career callings



Vice-Chancellor's Research Scholarship (GTA)

Publications and conference presentations

  • Van Prooijen, J.W., Douglas, K. & De Inocencio, C. Connecting the Dots: Illusory Pattern Perception Predicts Belief in Conspiracies and the Supernatural. Manuscript submitted for publication.


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