Thierry Olive

Senior Researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

TSA 21103
5, rue Théodore Lefebvre
F – 86073 Poitiers cedex 9

Tel. : 33 (0)5 49 45 46 34


Research group:

Written production (WRITING)

Research interests:

writing activities (composing, note taking…), learning to write and its difficulties, writing processes and the cognitive system, writing and emotions, writing tools (pen and paper vs keyboard and computers)


Writing, note taking, writing process, writing processes, emotions, writing tool


  • Lucie Broc (Université Cöte d’Azur)
  • Georgeta Cislaru (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)
  • Julie Dockrell (University College of London, UK)
  • Luuk van Waes & Marielle Leijten (Antwerpen University, Belgique)


M1: Working memory, cognitive psychology (Master SHE), writing (Master SHE).

M2: Writing and working memory



Selected publications:

Olive T., & Barbier, M-L. (2017) Effects of a structured vs. linear source text on students’ note-taking strategies. Written Communication, 17, 224-246.

Cislaru, G., & Olive, T. (2017). Quel niveau de pré-construction ? Segments répétés, jets textuels et autres routines. Corpus, 17.

Favart, M., Potocki, A., Broc, L., Quémart, P. & Olive, T. (2016). Management of cohesion in written narratives in students with Specific Language Impairment: Which changes between childhood and adolescence? Research in Developmental Disabilities, 59, 318-327.

Olive, T. (2014). Toward an Incremental and Cascading Model of Writing: A review of research on writing processes coordination. Journal of Writing Research, 6, 173-194

Sausset, S., Lambert, E., & Olive, T. (2013). Flexibility of orthographic and graphomotor coordination during a handwritten copy task: effect of time pressure. Frontiers in Psychology 4 :866


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