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Philippe BERNARD

PhD & 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

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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. Thesis:  Influence of objectification on social attitudes and behaviors related to sexual aggressions [Influence de l’objectivation sur les attitudes sociales et comportements associés aux agressions sexuelles] under the supervision of Professor O. Klein, Social Psychology Unit, Faculty of Psychological Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Scientific collaborator,
Université Libre de Bruxelles, since October 2013
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Sexual objectification and (self-)objectification

Person and object recognition

Processing styles


Perception of sexual aggressions
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Klein, O., & Bernard, P. (in press). Stereotypes in social psychology. In J. Wright, & J. Berry (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences 2nd Edition. Oxford: Elsevier.2013

Klein, O., Allen, J., Bernard, P., & Gervais, S. J. (in press). 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. 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(5), 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(4), 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(4), 45-58.

Manuscripts under revision / submitted for publication
Bernard, P., Legrand, S., & Klein, O. (2013). From bodies to blame: Exposure to sexually objectifying media increases tolerance towards sexual harassment. Manuscript under revision.

Bernard, P.
, Loughnan, S., Godart, A., Marchal, C., & Klein, O. (2013). Don't blame him, there was "sex in the air"!: The effect of sexual objectification on perpetrator blame. Manuscript under revision.

Bernard, P., Gervais, S. J., Allen, J., Delmée, A., & Klein, O. (2013). From sex-objects to human beings: Masked sexual body parts and humanization as interventions to women's objectification.
Manuscript under revision.

Bernard, P., Gervais, S., Allen, J., Campomizzi, S., & Klein, O. (2013). Recognition of sexualized bodies and self-objectification: Cognitive evidence for a vicious circle of objectification. Manuscript under revision.

Allen, J., Gervais, S. J., Bernard, P., Klein, O. (2013). 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
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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)
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