Fayant, Marie-Pierre

Marie-Pierre Fayant (MC)

Marie-Pierre Fayant

Université Paris Descartes
71, Avenue Edouard Vaillant
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt — France

email : marie-pierre.fayant@parisdescartes.fr 
Tel : +33(0)1.76.53.30.37

Bureau/Office : 3051

 

 

Research interest

My research deals with social cognition and self-regulation.

In one line of reserach, I study threatening situations like social comparisons with better-off (Muller & Fayant, 2010) or ostracism (Fayant, Muller, Hartgerink, & Lantian, 2014). I am especially interested by the attentional consequences of such threat (see Muller & Fayant, 2010).

In a second line of research, I study the effect of approach/avoidance on the association between the self and others. For instance, we showed that approaching and avoiding the comparison information moderates its impact on self-evaluation (Fayant, Muller, Nurra, Alexopoulos, & Palluel-Germain, 2011).

Keywords: Social Comparison, Standard, Approach/Avoidance, Assimilation/Contrast, Self-evaluation, Attentional Processes, Ostracism

 

Collaborators

Théodore Alexopoulos (Univesity Paris Descartes)
Céline Baeyens (University of Grenoble)
Fabrizio Butera (University of Lausanne)
Emmanuelle Ceaux (University of Grenoble)
Lucie Colpaert (University of Geneva)
Alain Quiamzade (University of Geneva)
Dominique Muller (University of Grenoble)
Gabriel Mugny (University of Geneva)
Cécile Nurra (University of Grenoble)
Norbert Schwarz (USC Dornsife Mind and Society Center)

 

Articles

Fayant, M.-P., Muller, D., Hartgerink, C.H.J., & Lantian, A. (2014). Is ostracism by a despised outgroup really hurtful? A replication and extension of Gonsalkorale and Williams (2007). Social Psychology, 45, 489-494. Donwload the paper

 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.  Downlaod the paper

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, 621-634. Download the paper

Chapter

Muller, D., Fayant, M.-P., & Lastrego, S. (2011). Evaluation et comparaison sociale. L’évaluation, une menace ? F. Butera, C. Buchs., & C. Darnon. Presses Universitaires de France: 15 – 23. Download the paper

Oral Communications in international Conferences

Angel, V. & Fayant, M-P. (2014). Approach/avoidance: Analysis of theoretical confusions reguarding self-regulation levels. “10ème Congrès International de Psychologie Sociale en Langue Française” (ADRIPS), Paris, August. (Discussant).

Fayant, M.-P., Muller, D., Nurra, C., Alexopoulos, T., & Palluel-Germain, R. (2014) Open path toward a superior other decreases the psychological distance: self-evaluative assimilation, self-inclusion, and self-construal. “17th EASP General Meeting”, Amsterdam, July.

Angel, V. & Fayant, M-P. (2012). Approach/avoidance motivations and regulatory focus: Where are we? Empirical progress and theoretical confusions. “9ème Congrès International de Psychologie Sociale en Langue Française” (ADRIPS), Porto, July. (Discussant).

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. “16th EASP General Meeting”, Stockholm, July.

Muller, D., Fayant, M.-P., Lastrego, S., & Butera, F. (2011). Combining Social Comparison and Social Facilitation: The Self-evaluation Threat Model. “2011 SPSP Self & Identity Preconference”, San Antonio, January.

Fayant, M.-P., Muller, D., Butera, F., & Pieramatteo, A. (2010). Being inferior to others: risk of social exclusion and discrepancy focus. “8ème Congrès International de Psychologie Sociale en Langue Française” (ADRIPS), Nice, August. 

Muller, D., Fayant, M.-P., Nurra, C., Alexopoulos, T., & Palluel-Germain, R. (2010). Moving forward is not only a metaphor: Approach and Avoidance Lead to Self-Evaluative Assimilation and Contrast. “8ème Congrès International de Psychologie Sociale en Langue Française” (ADRIPS), Nice, Août.

Posters Communications

Fayant, M.-P., Muller, D., Lantian, A., & Hartgerink, C. H. J. (2014). Is ostracism by a despised group really hurtful? A replication and extension of Gonsalkorale and Williams (2007). “15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology”, Austin, February

Fayant, M.-P., Muller, D., Nurra, C., Alexopoulos, T., & Palluel-Germain, R (2013). The self in the body, the self in context: how approaching and avoiding someone shapes one’s self-evaluation. 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology”, New Orleans, January.

Muller, D., Colpaert, L., Lastrego, S., Fayant, M.-P., & Butera, F. (2013). Self-evaluation threat and attentional focusing: a competition/ cooperation mindset moderates the effect of social comparison on attentional focusing. 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology”, New Orleans, January.

Fayant, M.-P., Alexopoulos, T. & Muller, D. (2012). Le rôle des états affectifs sur les effets d’assimilation et de contraste dans le cadre de la comparaison sociale : le cas de la joie et de la tristesse. “9èmeCongrès International de Psychologie Sociale en Langue Française” (ADRIPS), Porto, Juillet.

Fayant, M.-P., Muller, D., Alexopoulos, T., & Schwarz, N. (2012). Does being approached or avoided lead to assimilation and contrast? “13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology”, San Diego, January.

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. “12th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology”, San Antonio, January.

Muller, D. & Fayant, M.-P. (2011). Do upward comparisons always decrease attentional resources? “12th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology”, San Antonio, January.

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. Informal paper session. “Embodiement preconference”, San Antonio, January.

 
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