G.J. Rop MSc

G.J. Rop MSc

Academic Researcher Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Educational and Developmental Psychology
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Latest academic publication

G.J. Rop, M.M. van Wermeskerken, J.A. de Nooijer, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen & T.A.J.M. van Gog (2018). Task experience as a boundary condition for the negative effects of irrelevant information on learning. Educational Psychology Review, 30 (1), 229-253. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10648-016-9388-9[go to publisher's site]

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Gertjan Rop is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Psychology of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Currently, he is working as a PhD candidate in the Human Learning and Performance department at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focusses on the negative effect of extraneous information in multimedia learning, and, more specifically, whether people can learn to ignore extraneous information with increasing task experience. Gertjan investigates this question experimentally, using learning process measures of attention (by means of eye tracking) and learning outcome measures (test performance).


Before starting his academic career, Gertjan obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Human Movement Sciences at the University of Groningen. Here his research topic was mostly perceptual learning, or learning to perceive better. 

Keywords: Multimedia learning, redundancy principle, coherence principle, eye tracking