Kenzo Nera

Kenzo Nera

Phd

PhD

  • Master in social and intercultural psychology (2014-2016)
  • October 1st, 2018 – October 1st, 2022: FNRS research fellow grant
  • Since February 22nd, 2022: PhD in Social Psychology

  • Conspiracy theories
  • Social identity
  • Stigmatisation of “conspiracy theorists”
  • Self-referential conspiracy theories (i.e., pertaining to the weaponisation of the label “conspiracy theories”
  • Group inequalities

Scientific publications

Nera, K., Jetten, J., Biddlestone, M., & Klein, O. (2022). “Who Wants to Silence Us?” Perceived Discrimination of Conspiracy Theory Believers Increases “Conspiracy Theorist” Identification When it Comes From Powerholders – But not From the General Public. British Journal of Social Psychology (online). https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12536

Roblain, A., Gale, J., Abboud, S., Arnal Bacalao, C., Bornand, T., Hanioti Kokkoli, M., Klein, O., Klein, P., Lastrego, S., Licata, L., Mora, Y., Nera, K., Van der Linden, N., Van Oost, P., & Toma, C. (2022). Social control and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic: the direct and indirect effects of causal attribution of insufficient compliance through perceived anomie. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2600

Nera, K. (2021) Pourquoi se croit-on si souvent plus malin que les autres ? Eléments de réponses issus de la recherche en psychologie. In-Mind FR, 1(2). https://fr.in-mind.org/fr/article/pourquoi-se-croit-on-si-souvent-plus-malin-que-les-autres-elements-de-reponses-issus-de-la

Nera, K., Wagner‐Egger, P., Bertin, P., Douglas, K. M., & Klein, O. (2021). A power‐challenging theory of society, or a conservative mindset? Upward and downward conspiracy theories as ideologically distinct beliefs. European Journal of Social Psychology, 51(4-5), 740-757. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2769

Bertin, P., Nera, K., Hamer, K., Uhl-Haedicke, I., & Delouvée, S. (2021). Stand out of my sunlight: The mediating role of climate change conspiracy beliefs in the relationship between national collective narcissism and acceptance of climate science. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 24(5), 738-758. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/cnmfa

Klein, O., & Nera, K. (2021). Psychologie politique du complotisme à l’ère du COVID-19. La Revue Nouvelle, 2021(1), 14-18. https://doi.org/10.3917/rn.211.0014

Bertin, P., Nera, K., & Delouvée, S. (2020). Conspiracy Beliefs, Rejection of Vaccination, and Support for (hydroxy)chloroquine: A Conceptual Replication-Extension in the COVID-19 Pandemic Context. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:565128. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.565128

Nera, K., Leveaux, S., & Klein, P. P. L. E. (2020). A “Conspiracy Theory” Conspiracy? A Mixed Methods Investigation of Laypeople’s Rejection (and Acceptance) of a Controversial Label. International Review of Social Psychology, 33(1), 13. https://doi.org/10.5334/irsp.401

Aromatario, A., de Morati, L., & Nera, K. (2020). L’adoption en Belgique francophone. Courrier hebdomadaire du CRISP, 37(2482), 5-52.

Nera, K., Pantazi, M., & Klein, O. (2018). “These are just stories, Mulder”: Exposure to conspiracist fiction does not produce narrative persuasion. Frontiers in Psychology 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00684

 

Chapters

Klein, O., Nera, K., & Arnal, C. (2021). L’érosion de la démocratie par le complotisme. In Huyghe, F. (Ed.). Méfiance et crédulité des foules, Vol. 5, 6-10. Institut de recherches internationales et stratégiques

Klein, O., & Nera, K. (2020). Social psychology of conspiracy theories. In Butter, M., & Knight, P. (Eds.). Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories (pp.  121-134). Routledge.

 

Popularization

Nera, K., & Yzerbyt, V. (2019). Qui (n’) a (pas) aimé “Joker” ? Comment le positionnement politique influence la réception d’une fiction. The Conversation France. Retrieved from: https://theconversation.com/qui-n-a-pas-aime-joker-comment-le-positionnement-politique-influence-la-reception-dune-fiction-125409

Nera, K. (2018). Biais de raisonnement et dangers des algorithmes. The Conversation France. Retrieved from: https://theconversation.com/biais-de-raisonnement-et-dangers-des-algorithmes-120543

 

CONTACT

Université Libre de Bruxelles
50 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt CP122
B-1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
Secrétaire: Luce Vercammen
Phone: +32 (2) 650 4643 Fax: +32 (2) 650 4045