Philippe Bernard

Philippe Bernard

Chargé de Recherches FNRS & Maitre de Conférences

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Maitre de Conférences. Cours : Psychologie dans ses rapports avec les sciences sociales (PSYC-D-102), Faculté des Sciences Sociales et Politiques, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2016-now

Chargé de Recherches FNRSPost-doctoral researcher, Research Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2015-now

BAEF Fellow. Post-doctoral researcher, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE, USA), 2014-2015

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

Scientific Collaborator. Teaching Assistant, Research Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2013-2014

PhD in Psychological Sciences [Docteur en Sciences Psychologiques]. Research Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, April 2013

FNRS Research Fellow [Aspirant FNRS ]. Ph.D student, Research Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2009-2013

Teaching Assistant [Assistant chargé d’exercices]. Seminars in Psychometry and Statistics (BA3), Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2009

Licensed in Psychological Sciences [Licencié en Sciences Psychologiques]. Highest Distinction, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2008

Sexual objectification and (self-)objectification

Person and object recognition

Processing styles

Dehumanization

Social neurosciences

  • Bernard, P., Gervais, S. J., Holland, A. M., & Dodd, M. D. (in press). When do people “check out” male bodies? Appearance-focus increases the objectifying gaze toward men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity. doi: 10.1037/men0000122
  • Bernard, P. & Rizzo, T., Hoonhorst, I., Deliens, G., Gervais, S., et al. (in press). The neural correlates of cognitive objectification: an ERP study on the body-inversion effect associated with sexualized bodies. Social and Psychological Personality Science. doi: 10.1177/1948550617714582
  • Wollast, R., Puvia, E., Bernard, P., Tevichapong, P., & Klein, O. (in press). Sexual objectification generates dehumanization in Western and non-Western cultures: a comparison between Belgium and Thailand.
  • Bernard, P., Legrand, S., & Klein, O. (2016). From bodies to blame: Exposure to sexually objectifying media increases tolerance toward sexual harassment. Psychology of Popular Media Culture.
  • Bernard, P., Gervais, S., Allen, J., & Klein, O. (2015). Commentary on “The sexualized-body-inversion hypothesis: Valid indicator of sexual objectification or methodological artifact”. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 845. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00845
  • 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. Sex Roles, 72, 499-508. doi: 10.1007/s11199-015-0482-0
  • 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. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39, 432-446. dos: 10.1177/0361684315580125
  • 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, 28, 39-61.
  • 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, 28, 153-181.
  • Klein, O., & Bernard, P. (2015). Stereotypes in social psychology. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopaedia of the social and behavioral sciences 2nd Edition (pp. 446-452). Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Bernard, P., Mangez, N., Klein, O. (2014). Obese people=Animals? Investigating the implicit “animalization” 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: 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 / under review

  • Bernard, P., Content, J., Deltenre, P., & Colin, C. (2017). When the body becomes no more than the sum of its parts: The neural correlates of scrambled vs. intact sexualized bodies. Manuscript under revision.
  • Bernard, P., Gervais, S., & Klein, O. (2017). Objectifying objectification. When and why individuals are cognitively perceived similarly to objects. Manuscript under review upon editor’s invitation.
  • Bernard, P., & Content., J. (2017). The face of objectification: Face sexualization triggers dehumanized perceptions. Manuscript under review.
  • Bernard, P., Hanoteau, F. Gervais, S., Bertolone, I., Deltenre, P. & Colin, C. (2017). When body language leads us to see people similarly to objects: ERP evidence that cognitive objectification is driven by suggestive postures. Manuscript under review.
  • Klein, O., VanLeeuwen, D., Gervais, S., & Bernard, P. (2017). Does Self-Objectification entail an opposition between appearance and competence? On the low reliability of the Self-Objectification Questionnaire. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Wollast, R., Bernard, P., & Klein, O. (2017). Self-objectification is common, but different, in Western and Eastern cultures: A comparison between Belgium and Thailand. Manuscript under review.
  • Wollast, R., De Wilde, M., Bernard, P., & Klein, O. (2017). Revue narrative de la Théorie de l’Objectification. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Geelhand de Merxem, P., Bernard, P., Klein, O., van Tiel, B., & Kissine, M. (2017). Gender and the perceived magnitude of autism symptom severity. Manuscript in preparation.

Maitre de Conférences. Psychologie dans ses rapports avec les autres sciences sociales (BA1, PSYC-D-102), Faculté des Sciences Sociales et Politiques, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2016-now

Teaching Assistant. Seminars in Methodology in Social Psychology (MA1), Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2010-2017

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

Reviewer positions
British Journal of Social Psychology, Cognition, European Journal of Social Psychology, Frontiers, International Review of Social Psychology, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Plos One, Psychology of Women Quarterly

 

Grants

Chargé de Recherches FNRSPost-doctoral grant, 2015-2018

Fulbright FellowshipPost-doctoral grant, 10000$, 2014-2015

BAEF FellowshipPost-doctoral grant, 40000$, 2014-2015

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

Crédits aux Chercheurs FNRS. Short project title: Objectification and dehumanization, 5000€, 2011

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

Aspirant FNRS. Doctoral grant, 2009-2013

Research

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Engage

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Commitment

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Innovation

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