• Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Poitiers

Research team

SoCog: Social Cognition

Research Interests

  • Social Cognition (social comparison, stigmatization)
  • Implicit Cognition (implicit associations, automatic bias)
  • Clinical applications (suicide, addiction)

Supervision of PhD students

  • Manon Arnoult (60% with Dr L. Selimbegovic) PhD thesis: “Flashbulb memories for the terrorist attacks in France and implicit bias in the decision to shoot” (2nd year PhD student)
  • Jennifer Schuhl (60% with Pr E. Lambert) PhD thesis: “Effects of imagined contact on mental health stigma” (Phd defense expected in September 2020)
  • Hélène Landrault (60% with Pr N. Jaafari) PhD thesis: “Implicit associations and suicidal behaviors in Morocco” (Phd defense in October 2020)
  • Jean Monéger (60% with Dr L. Selimbegovic) PhD thesis: “Escaping self-consciousness: Role of shame and self-blame in implicit suicidal cognition” (2nd year PhD student)
  • Meira Dandaba (60% with Pr N. Jaafari) PhD thesis: “Impaired insight, implicit preference for alcohol, and relapse in patients with severe alcohol use disorder” (Phd defense expected in October, 2020)
  • Ghina Harika-Germaneau (20% with Pr N. Jaafari and Dr C. Lafay-Chebassier) PhD thesis: “Refractory Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Influence of genetic and clinical factors in response to brain stimulation treatment ” (Phd defense in June, 2020)

Administrative duties

  • Head of the Social Cognition (SoCog) research team
  • Co-head of the international relationships of the CeRCA laboratory
  • President of the “Commission d’expertise scientifique section 16”

International collaborations

  • Bilieux, Joël (Switzerland: University of Lausanne)
  • Hirschberger, Gilad (Israel: Interdisciplinary Center IDC, Herzliya)
  • Noël, Xavier (Belgium: Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Pyszczynski, Tom (USA: University of Colorado)
  • Schindler, Simon (Germany: University of Kassel)

Recent Publications (* denotes PhD students)

Tello, N.*, Harika-Germaneau, G., Serra, W., Jaafari, N., & Chatard, A. (2020). Forecasting a fatal decision: Direct replication of the predictive validity of the suicide-implicit association test. Psychological Science, 31, 65—74

Dandaba, M.*, Serra, W., Harika-Germaneau, G., Silvain, C. Langbour, N., Solinas, M., Noël, X., Jaafari, N., & Chatard, A. (2020). Predicting relapse in patients with severe alcohol use disorder: The role of alcohol insight and implicit alcohol associations. Addictive Behaviors, 107.

Monéger, J.*, Chatard, A., & Selimbegovic, L., (2020). The mirror effect: A preregistered replication. Collabra: Psychology, 6, 1.

Harika-Germaneau, G.*, Heit, D., Chatard, A., Thirioux, B. Langbour, N., & Jaafari, N. (2020). Treating refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder with transcranial direct current stimulation: An open label study. Brain & Behavior.

Selimbegović, L., Dupuy, O., Terache, J., Blandin, Y., Bosquet, L., & Chatard, A. (2020). Evaluative threat increases effort expenditure in a cycling exercise: An exploratory study. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.

Tello, N.*, Jaafari, N., & Chatard, A. (2020). Effects of evaluative conditioning on implicit evaluation of alcohol and drinking behaviors: A direct replication. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 55, 299-303.

Lannoy, S., Chatard, A., Selimbegovic, L., Tello, N., Van der Linden, M., Heeren, A., Billieux, J. (2020). Too good to be cautious: High implicit self-esteem predicts self-reported dangerous mobile phone use. Computers in Human Behavior, 103, 208-213.

Landrault, H. *, Jaafari, N. Amine, M., Malka, G., Selimbegovic, L. & Chatard, A. (2020). Suicidal ideation in elite schools: A test of the interpersonal theory and the escape theory of suicide. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 50, 201- 210.

Schuhl, J.*, Lambert, E., & Chatard, A. (2019). Can imagination reduce prejudice over time? A preregistered test of the imagined contact hypothesis. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 41, 122-131.

Harika-Germaneau, G.*, Rachid, F., Chatard, A., Lafay-Chebassier, C., Solinas, M., Thirioux, B., & Jaafari, N. (2019). Continuous theta burst stimulation over the supplementary motor area in refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment: A randomized sham-controlled trial. Brain stimulation, 12, 1565-1572.

Serra, W., Chatard, A., Tello, N.*, Harika-Germaneau, G.*, Noël, X., & Jaafari, N. (2019). Mummy, daddy, and addiction: Implicit insecure attachment is associated with substance use in college students. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 27, 522-529.

Wyckmans, Otto, F.A.R., Sebold, M., Daw, N., Bechara, A., Saeremans, M., Kornreich, C., Chatard, A., Jaafari, N., & Noël, X., (2019). Reduced model-based decision-making in gambling disorder. Scientific Reports, 9,  19625.

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