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Jean-Francois Verlhiac

Jean-Francois Verlhiac

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I study cognitive and motivational processes with regard to risk. Some strategies, like comparative optimism and false consensus, moderate or mediate the cognitive and emotional effects of risk. The purpose of my research is to study the adaptive or maladaptive nature of these strategies.

I am a full member of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) as well as the Association pour la Diffusion de la Recherche Internationale en Psychologie Sociale (ADRIPS).

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Health Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Milhabet, I., Desrichard, O., & Verlhiac, J.-F. (2001). Social comparison and risk perception. International Review of Social Psychology. Special Issue, 14(4).
  • Desrichard, O., Verlhiac, J.-F., & Milhabet, I. (2001). Beliefs about average-risk, efficacy and effort as sources of comparative optimism. International Review of Social Psychology, 14(4), 105-141.
  • Bazillier, C., Verlhiac, J. F., Mallet, P., & Rouëssé, J. (2011). Prectictors of intention to eat healthily in children aged 8-9 years old. Journal of Cancer Education, 26(3), 572-576.
  • Mazé, C., & Verlhiac, J.-F. (2013). Stress et stratégies de coping d'étudiants en première année universitaire: rôle distinctifs de facteurs transactionnels et dispositionnels/Stress and coping strategies of first-year students: Distinctive roles of transactional and dispositional factors. Psychologie Française, 58, 2, 89-105.
  • Goncalves, I., Verlhiac, J.-F., Meyer, T. & Hutchison, P. (2012). TMT & biculturalism: When the salience of cultural duality affects worldview defense in the face of death. European Psychologist, 17, 3, 237-245.
  • Weise, D. R., Arciszewski, T., Verlhiac, J.-F, Pyszczynski, T., & Greenberg, J. (2012). Terror management and attitudes toward immigrants: Differential effects of mortality salience for low and high right-wing authoritarians. European Psychologist, 1, 17, 63-72.
  • Verlhiac, J.-F., Chappé, J., & Meyer, T. (2011). Comparative optimism and pessimism and tobacco preventive messages: Does congruency of vivid pictures with message framing make a difference? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 9, 2104–2122.
  • Delhomme, P., Verlhiac, J.-F., & Martha, C. (2009). Are drivers' comparative risk judgments about speeding realistic? Journal of Safety Research, 40, 333-339.
  • Chappé, J., Verlhiac, J.-F., & Meyer, T. (2007). Optimisme et pessimisme comparatifs consécutifs à l'exposition à plusieurs messages menaçants. Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée/European Review of Applied Psychology, 57, 223-35.
  • Verlhiac, J.-F. (2006). Les effets du statut et de la privation relative sur l'optimisme comparatif de sujets de faibles ressources socio-économiques [The effects of status and relative deprivation on comparative optimism in subjects with low socioeconomic resources]. Cahiers Internationaux de Psychologie Sociale, 72, 23-36.
  • Verlhiac, J.-F., Bonnet, A., & Ranucci, M.-F. (2006). Les effets de variables psychosociales sur l'intentionn d'adolescents obèses de changer leurs comportements [The effects of psychosocial variables on obese adolescents' intention to change their behaviors]. Pratiques Psychologiques, 12, 347-364.
  • Verlhiac, J.-F., Desrichard, O., Milhabet, I., & Arab, N. (2005). Effets de la réputation du groupe scolaire d’appartenance et des facteurs de vulnérabilité personnelle sur l’Optimisme Comparatif/Effects of reputation of junior school and of factors of vulnerability on comparative optimism. L'Orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle, 34, 119-141.
  • Verlhiac, J.-F. (2000). L'effet de faux consensus: Une revue empirique et théorique. L'année Psychologique, 100, 141-82.
  • Milhabet, I., & Verlhiac, J.-F. (2011). Social acceptance of comparative optimism and realism. Psychological Reports, 109(2), 393-410.
  • Verlhiac, J.-F. (1999). Nondiagnostic information and the effects of context evaluation in the moderation of False Consensus. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 58, 12-21.

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Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Health Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Social Judgments and Attitudes
  • Social Psychology and Health

Jean-Francois Verlhiac
Département de Psychologie
Université Paris Ouest, Nanterre la Défense
200, av. de la République
92001 Nanterre
France

  • Phone: 33 1 40 97 78 64
  • Fax: 33 1 40 97 71 58

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