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Fabien Girandola

Fabien Girandola

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I conduct research on topics related to social psychology of attitudes and behavior change, psychology of attitudes, resistance to change: persuasion (health and prevention, environment, risk-taking), dissonance, commitment, binding communication, norms, affect and decision making in economics, dynamics of social representation. Full member of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP).

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Communication, Language
  • Health Psychology
  • Persuasion, Social Influence

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Journal Articles:

  • Girandola, F., & Joule, R.-V. (2012). La communication engageante : aspects théoriques et pratiques. L’Année Psychologique, 112, 117-144.
  • Joule, R.-V., Bernard, F., Geissler, A., Girandola, F., & Halimi-Falkowicz, S. (2010). Binding Communication and organ donation. International Review of Social Psychology, 23, 211-238.
  • Joule, R.-V., Girandola, F., & Bernard, F. (2007). How can people be induced to willingly change their behavior? The path from persuasive communication to binding communication. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1, 493-505.
  • Michelik, F., Girandola, F., Joule, R.-V., Zbinden, A., & Souchet, L. (in press). Effects of binding communication paradigm on attitudes. Swiss Journal of Psychology.
  • Renard, E., Bonardi, C., Roussiau, N., & Girandola, F. (2007). Soumission forcée, double soumission forcée et dynamique des représentations sociales. Revue Internationale de Psychologie Sociale, 20, 79-130.
  • Souchet, L., & Girandola, F. (in press). Double foot-in-the-door, social representations, and environment: Application for energy savings. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Courses Taught:

  • Attitudes and Attitude Change, Behavior Change
  • Resistance to Change (Health, Environment)

Fabien Girandola
Aix-Marseille Université
Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale
29, avenue Robert Schuman
13100 Aix-en-Provence

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