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Social Cognition (SoCog)
This topic articulates social and cognitive psychology approach to study social distance effects through low level processes involved in social interactions. We are especially interested in romantic relationship characterized by a little social distance between partners (Aron et al., 1991; Magee & Smith, 2013). Social psychology studies have evidenced that romantic relationship involves a strong self-other overlap at a conceptual level (Aron et al., 2004). For instance romantic love leads to the inclusion of personality traits and tastes of the romantic partner into our own self-concept (Aron et al.,1995). However, self-other overlap also exists at a more embodied and corporal level, concerning action representation (Hommel, 2013 ; Prinz, 1997, Sowden & Shah, 2014). Hence, we try to investigate the extent to which the conceptual self-other overlap described by social psychology studies can be translated in terms of embodied self-other overlap.
To that aim, we use various paradigms that allow us to index bodily self-other overlap such as the Social Simon Task, Automatic Imitation paradigm or Interpersonal Sensory Stimulation (IMS).
Embodied cognition, social distance, action representation, close relationship
- Cognitive epistemology (Psychology, L1, University of Poitiers)
- Social psychology (L1, University of Poitiers)
- Cédric Bouquet (Pr, University of Poitiers)
- Stéphane Jouffre (McF, University of Poitiers)
Selected publications :
Quintard, V., Jouffre, S., Croizet, J-C., Bouquet, C.A (2017). Joint action in romantic relationship: support for the self-expansion model of love. Poster accepted at « journée scientifique des jeunes chercheurs » (JSJC) (CeRCA). June, Poitiers.
Quintard, V., Jouffre, S, Croizet, J-C, & Bouquet, C.A. (2017). The Influence of Passionate Love on Self-other Integration during Joint Action. blitz presentation at the 18th General meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Grenade (Spain), July 2017.