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Philippe BERNARD, PhD
Post-doctoral researcher (
BAEF, Fulbright and NFSR Fellow)
Scientific Collaborator

Office : DB8.132

: 02 650 67 83 / +32 2 650 67 83

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Université Libre de Bruxelles
CP 122 - Social Psychology Unit
Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 50
1050 Bruxelles

Mise √† jour le Mercredi, 27 Ao√Ľt 2014 11:31
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Licensed in Psychological Sciences [Licencié en Sciences Psychologiques], Highest Distinction, Université Libre de Bruxelles, June 2008

Teaching Assistant [Assistant chargé d'exercices], Seminars in Psychometry and
statistics (BA3), Université Libre de Bruxelles, February-September 2009

F.R.S.-FNRS Research Fellow [Aspirant F.R.S.-FNRS ], October 2009-September 2013

Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences
[Docteur en Sciences Psychologiques], Université Libre de Bruxelles, April 2013. Gender and the objectification of sexualized bodies: Cognitive underpinnings and social consequences, under the supervision of Professor O. Klein, Social Psychology Unit, Faculty of Psychological Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Scientific collaborator,
Université Libre de Bruxelles, October 2013-August 2014

Fulbright Fellow
(September 2014-August 2015), Post-doctoral researcher, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE, USA)

BAEF Fellow (September 2014-August 2015), Post-doctoral researcher, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE, USA)
Mise à jour le Lundi, 01 Décembre 2014 01:58
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Sexual objectification and (self-)objectification

Person and object recognition

Processing styles


Social neurosciences
Mise √† jour le Vendredi, 15 Ao√Ľt 2014 15:49
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Bernard, P.
, Gervais, S., Allen, J., Campomizzi, S., & Klein, O. (2015). Body parts reduction and self-objectification in the objectification of sexualized bodies. International Review of Social Psychology.

Gervais, S. J., Bernard, P., & Riemer, A. R. (2015). Who treats people as sex objects? Cultural orientation, social comparison and sexual objectification perpetration. International Review of Social Psychology.

Klein, O., & Bernard, P. (2015). Stereotypes in social psychology. In J. Wright, & J. Berry (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences 2nd Edition. Oxford: Elsevier.

Bernard, P.
, Mangez, N., Klein, O. (2014). Obese people=Animals? Investigating the implicit "anlimalization" of obese people. Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology, 16, 40-44.

Klein, O., Allen, J., Bernard, P., & Gervais, S. J. (2014). Angry naked bodies : How stereotyping and sexual objectification may be used to transform social systems. In D. Sindic, M. Barreto and R. Costa-Lopes (Eds.), The intersection between power and identity (pp. 71-93). New-York: Psychology Press.

Bernard, P., Gervais, S. J., Allen, J., & Klein, O. (2013). Perceptual determinants are critical, but they don't explain everything: A response to Tarr. Psychological Science, 24, 1071-1073. doi: 10.1177/0956797612474672

Gervais, S. J., Bernard, P., Allen, J., & Klein, O. (2013). Toward a unified theory of objectification and dehumanization. In S. J. Gervais (Ed.), 60th Nebraska Symposium on Motivation: Objectification and (de)humanization (pp. 1-23). New-York: Springer.

Leys, C., Ley, C., Klein, O., Bernard, P., & Licata, L. (2013). Detecting outliers: Do not use standard deviation around the mean, use absolute deviation around the median. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 764-766. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2013.03.013

Marchal, C., Leys, C., Bernard, P., & Klein, O. (2013). If it were to happen to me, would I see it coming? How identifying with the victim influences the foreseeability of a sexual aggression. International Review of Social Psychology, 26, 5-28.
Bernard, P., Gervais, S., Allen, J., Campomizzi, S., & Klein, O. (2012). Integrating sexual objectification with object versus person recognition: The sexualized body-inversion hypothesis. Psychological Science, 23, 469-471. doi: 10.1177/0956797611434748

Bernard, P., Leys, C., & Klein, O. (2012). "Look in my eyes. I said in my eyes!": Antecedents and consequences of (Self-Objectification. The Inquisitive Mind, 14.

Leys, C., Licata, L., Bernard, P., & Marchal, C. (2012). The effects of offenders? emotions versus behaviours on victims? perception of their personality: Disentangling effects of felt guilt and apologies. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 71, 187-197.

Leys, C., Licata, L., Marchal, C., & Bernard, P. (2011). The influence of defendants? feelings of guilt on their penalties: The mediating role of attribution processes. International Review of Social Psychology, 24, 45-58.

Manuscripts under revision / submitted for publication

Bernard, P., Gervais, S. J., Allen, J., Delmée, A., & Klein, O. (2015). From sex-objects to human beings: Masked sexual body parts and humanization as moderators to women's objectification. Manuscript under minor revision.

Bernard, P.
, Loughnan, S., Godart, A., Marchal, C., & Klein, O. (2015). The exonerating effect of sexual objectification: Sexual objectification decreases rapist blame in a stranger rape context. Manuscript under minor revision.

Bernard, P., Legrand, S., & Klein, O. (2015). From bodies to blame: Exposure to sexually objectifying media increases tolerance towards sexual harassment. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Allen, J., Gervais, S. J., Bernard, P., Klein, O. (2015). Overpowering objectifying contexts: Powerful postures moderate the effect of objectification on eating behavior. Manuscript submitted for publication.

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Guidances in Cytology (BA1) and Experimental Psychology (BA1), Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2004-2006

Teaching assistant, Seminars in Investigation of Intellectual Functions (MA1), Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2008

Teaching assistant, Seminars in Psychometry and Statistics (BA3), Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2009

Teaching assistant, Seminars in Methodology in Social Psychology (MA1), Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2010-2014
Mise à jour le Vendredi, 11 Octobre 2013 03:25
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Reviewer positions

Cognition, European Journal of Social Psychology, International Review of Social Psychology, Journal of Experimetal Psychology, Psychology of Women Quarterly


Mandat d'Aspirant F.R.S.-FNRS (2009-2013).

Bourse de voyage pour doctorants
(Communauté Française de Belgique). Attentionnal mechanisms involved in recognition of sexualized targets, 2012 (2597 euros).

Crédits aux Chercheurs (FRS-FNRS). Short project title: Objectification and dehumanization, 2011 (5000 euros).

Fonds d'Encouragement à la Recherche (FER; Université Libre de Bruxelles). Project title: The influence of sexual objectification on mechanistic deshumanization and its consequences on attitudes and behaviors related to sexual aggression, 2011 (3000 euros)

BAEF Fellowship (2014-2015), Post-doctoral grant (40000 USD)

Fulbright Fellowship (2014-2015), Post-doctoral grant (10000 USD)
Mise à jour le Jeudi, 29 Janvier 2015 07:27