My work investigates how social stimuli—such as social objects, social context, or feelings—alter thinking. The first research line mainly examines how social stimuli shape cognitive and attentional processes. The second research line primarily studies how experiential information changes self-perception in social contexts. The third research line inspects the underpinning of experiential information effects on thinking.
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
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- Muller, D., & Fayant, M.-P. (2010). On being exposed to superior others: Consequences of self-threatening upward social comparisons. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4(8), 621-634.
- Fayant, M.-P., Muller, D., Nurra, C., Alexopoulos, T., & Palluel-Germain, R. (2011). Moving forward is not only a metaphor: Approach and avoidance lead to self-evaluative assimilation and contrast. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 241-245.
- Data Analysis and Methodology
- Social Cognition: Impact of Social Context on Performance
- Social Psychology
Unité de Psychologie Sociale
Université de Genève FAPSE
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