My research is mainly concerned with how categorization influences perception, judgment and memory.
A classic outcome of categorization is the accentuation of perceived between-categories differences and within-categories similarities. Stereotyping illustrates this process (e.g., "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus"). In my recent research, I have examined category-based accentuation effects in the perception and memory of simple and complex stimuli, including faces and voices.
Other recent research interests include the study of "automatic" processes in social behaviors and in the processing of affective information.
Pleyers, G., Corneille, O., Luminet, O. & Yzerbyt, V. (in press). Aware and (Dis)Liking: Item-based analyses reveal that valence acquisition via evaluative conditioning emerges only when there is contingency awareness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition.
Corneille, O., Goldstone, R. L., Queller, S., & Potter, T. (in press). Asymmetries in the Categorization, Perceptual discrimination, and Visual Search for Reference and Non-Reference Exemplars. Memory & Cognition.
Corneille, O., Monin, B., & Pleyers, G. (2005). Is Positivity a Cue or a Response Option? On the Unique Contribution of a Beautiful-is-familiar Effect in the Memory for Attractive and Not-so-Attractive Faces. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 431-437.
Corneille, O., Huart, J., Becquart, E., & Brédart, S. (2004). When Memory Shifts Towards More Typical Category Exemplars: Accentuation Effects in the Recollection of Ethnically Ambiguous Faces. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 236-250.
Corneille, O., Klein, O, Lambert, S., & Judd, C. M. (2002). On the role of familiarity with units of measurement in categorical accentuation: Tajfel and Wilkes (1963) revisited and replicated. Psychological Science, 4, 380-383.
| contact : Anne-Catherine Defeldre | 4/01/2010 |