My research is mainly concerned with social cognition, attribution, stereotyping, and intergroup relations.
After my early work on the Black Sheep effect and the Ingroup Overexclusion effect, I mainly developed an interest in stereotyping and more specifically in the formation and preservation of stereotypes as well as their suppression. The basic idea is that people rely on stereotypes not only for cognitive reasons (they face limited resources) but also for motivational reasons (their stereotypes serve their own as well as their group's image) and social reasons (they believe their stereotypes are shared by their group members). For many years, I studied group perception by examining aspects of homogeneity, entitativity, and essentialism.
Together with several colleagues, I also conduct research on social and group-based emotions. Specifically, we investigate whether, how, and why people experience emotions not because of events that occur to them personally, but because of events that affect members of groups to which they belong. More recently, I turned to the issue of fundamental dimensions of social perception in the context of what I call the compensation pattern of stereotypes: people who are perceived to be competent also tend to be perceived as not so warm and conversely. Another interest of mine is statistics and methods. The research conducted so far focuses on the use of ANCOVA in personality and social research and issues of moderated mediation and mediated moderation.
I have been serving as an associate editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology (1994-1998), of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (1998-2000), and of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition (2005-2008). I am currently the Editor in Chief of Social Psychological and Personality Science (2009-2012). I have been a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Social Psychology, first as its treasurer (1999-2002) and then as its president (2002-2005). In light of my scientific contribution, I was awarded the 2007 Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the 2008 Kurt Lewin Award from the European Association of Social Psychology. I am also a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (2008) and of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2011).
- Causal Attribution
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Intergroup Relations
- Person Perception
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Social Cognition
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- Judd, C. M., McClelland, G. H., Ryan, C. R., Muller, D., & Yzerbyt, V. (2010). L’analyse des données : une approche par comparaison de modèles. De Boeck: Bruxelles.
- McGarty, C., Yzerbyt, V. Y., & Spears, R. (2002). Stereotypes as explanations: The formation of meaningful beliefs about social groups. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Yzerbyt, V. Y., Judd, C. M., & Corneille, O. (2004). The psychology of group perception: Perceived variability, entitativity, and essentialism. London: Psychology Press.
- Dedonder, J., Corneille, O., Yzerbyt, V. Y., & Kuppens, T. (2010). Evaluative conditioning of high-novelty stimuli does not seem to be based on an automatic form of associative learning. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1118-1121.
- Dumont, M., Yzerbyt, V. Y., Wigboldus, D., & Gordijn, E. (2003). Social categorization and fear reactions to the September 11th terrorist attacks. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 112-123.
- Judd, C. M., James-Hawkins, L., Yzerbyt, V. Y., & Kashima, Y. (2005). Fundamental dimensions of social judgment: Understanding the relations between judgments of competence and warmth. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 899-913.
- Kervyn, N., Yzerbyt, V. Y., & Judd, C. M. (2010). Compensation between warmth and competence: Antecedents and consequences of a negative relation between the two fundamental dimensions of social perception. European Review of Social Psychology, 21, 155-187.
- Kervyn, N., Yzerbyt, V. Y., Judd, C. M., & Nunes, A. (2009). A question of compensation: The social life of the fundamental dimensions of social perception. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 828-842.
- Kuppens, T., & Yzerbyt, V. Y. (2012). Group-based emotions: The impact of social identity on appraisals, emotions, and behaviors. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34, 20-33.
- Muller, D., Judd, C. M., & Yzerbyt, V. Y. (2005). When moderation is mediated and mediation is moderated. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 852-863.
- Pleyers, G., Corneille, O., Luminet, O., & Yzerbyt, V. Y. (2007). Aware and (dis)liking: Item-based analyses reveal that valence acquisition via evaluative conditioning emerges only when there is contingency awareness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 33, 130-144.
- Toma, C., Yzerbyt, V. Y., & Corneille, O. (2010). Anticipated cooperation vs. competition moderates interpersonal projection. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 375-381.
- Yzerbyt, V. Y., Castano, E., Leyens, J.-Ph., & Paladino, P. (2000). The primacy of the ingroup: The interplay of entitativity and identification. European Review of Social Psychology, 11, 257-295.
- Yzerbyt, V. Y., Corneille, O., & Estrada, C. (2001). The interplay of subjective essentialism and entitativity in the formation of stereotypes. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 5, 141-155.
- Yzerbyt, V. Y., Dumont, M., Wigboldus, D., & Gordijn, E. (2003). I feel for us: The impact of categorization and identification on emotions and action tendencies. British Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 533-549.
- Yzerbyt, V. Y., Kervyn, N., & Judd, C. M. (2008). Compensation versus halo: The unique relations between the fundamental dimensions of social judgment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1110-1123.
- Yzerbyt, V. Y., Provost, V., & Corneille, O. (2005). Not competent but warm... Really? Compensatory stereotypes in the French-speaking world. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 8, 291-308.
- Yzerbyt, V. Y., Rogier, A., & Fiske, S. (1998). Group entitativity and social attribution: On translating situational constraints into stereotypes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 1090-1104.
- Yzerbyt, V. Y., & Demoulin, S. (2010). Intergroup relations. In S. T. Fiske, D. T. Gilbert, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of Social Psychology (5th ed., Vol. 2, pp. 1024-1083). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
- Yzerbyt, V. Y., Rocher, S. J., & Schadron, G. (1997). Stereotypes as explanations: A subjective essentialistic view of group perception. In R. Spears, P. Oakes, N. Ellemers, and A. Haslam (Eds.), The social psychology of stereotyping and group life (pp. 20-50). Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
- Advanced Topics in Social Psychology
- Attitudes and Attitude Change
- Data Analysis in Psychology
- Group Processes and Organizational Behavior
- Introductory Social Psychology
- Introductory Statistics
- Prediction in Psychology: The General Linear Model
- Research Methods and Attitude Measurement
- Social Cognition
- Social Cognition and Intergroup Relations
- Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Psychologie Sociale et des Organisations
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