Robin Wollast

Robin Wollast

Doctor of Psychology

Postdoctoral Research Associate, LAPSCO, Université Clermont Auvergne, 2019 – September 2020.

Lecturer in Psychology, LaPEC, Avignon University, 2018 – 2019.

Research Assistant, IPSY, Université catholique de Louvain, 2017 – 2018.

PhD in Psychological Sciences, CeSCuP, Université libre de Bruxelles, 2014 – 2018.

Master in Psychological Sciences specialized in Social and Cross-cultural Psychology, Université libre de Bruxelles, 2013 – 2014.

Bachelor in Psychological and Educational Sciences, Université libre de Bruxelles, 2009 – 2012.

Dr. Wollast is a postdoctoral researcher in psychology. His primary research focuses on body image, dehumanization, self-compassion and mindfulness through various lenses (culture, gender, mental health). Besides this main focus, he studies dropout and perseverance in doctoral studies. Moreover, his current project focuses on collective action, group polarization and ideological extremism.

Journal articles

  1. Wollast, R., Riemer, A. R., Bernard, P., Leys, C., Kotsou, I., & Klein, O. (2019). How self‐compassion moderates the effect of body surveillance on subjective happiness and depression among women. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 60(5), 464–472. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12553
  2. De Wilde, M., Casini, A., Bernard, P. Wollast, R., Klein, O., & Demoulin, S. (2019). Preregistered Direct Replication of « Objects Don’t Object: Evidence That Self-Objectification Disrupts Women’s Social Activism. » Psychological Science. Manuscript accepted.
  3. Wollast, R., De Wilde, M., Bernard, P., & Klein, O. (2019). Percevoir son corps à travers le regard d’autrui : Une revue de la littérature sur l’auto-objectification. L’Année Psychologique. Manuscript accepted.
  4. Bernard, P., Content, J., Servais, L., Wollast, R., & Gervais, S. (2019). An Initial Test of the Cosmetics Dehumanization Hypothesis: Heavy Makeup Diminishes Attributions of Humanness-Related Traits to Women. Manuscript submitted for publication. Sex Roles. Manuscript accepted.
  5. De Wilde, M., Casini, A., Wollast, R., & Demoulin, S. (2019). Sex is Power Belief and Women’s Mental Health: the Mediating Roles of Self‐Objectification and Sexual Subjectivity. European Journal of Social Psychology. Manuscript accepted. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2643
  6. Bernard, P. & Wollast, R. (2019). Why Is Sexualization Dehumanizing? The Effects of Posture Suggestiveness and Revealing Clothing on Dehumanization. SAGE Open, 9(1), 2158244019828230. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244019828230
  7. Wollast, R., Boudrenghien, G., Van der Linden, N., Galand, B., Roland, N., Devos, C., de Clercq, M., Azzi, A., Klein, O. & Frenay, M., (2018). Who are the doctoral students who drop out? Factors associated with the rate of doctoral degree completion in universities. International Journal of Higher Education, 7(4), 143-156. https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v7n4p143
  8. Leys, C., Arnal, C., Wollast, R., Heidi, R., Kotsou, I., & Fossion, P. (2018). Perspectives on resilience: Trait or aptitude? European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. 39(1), 22–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejtd.2018.07.002
  9. Wollast, R. (2018). La compassion pour soi-même peut-elle protéger des conséquences néfastes liées à une image corporelle négative ?. Sextant, 35, 117–128.
  10. Klein, O., Wollast, R., & Eberlen, J. (2018). Cognitions, attitudes et comportements intergroupes : Etat des lieux dans le monde professionnel et dans nos sociétés. In Faniko K., Bourguignon, D. Sarrasin, O., Guimond, S. (Eds), Psychologie de la discrimination et des préjugés : de la théorie à la pratique (pp 37–54). De Boeck, Louvain-La-Neuve. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/24c9b
  11. Wollast, R., Puvia, E., Bernard, P., Tevichapong, P. & Klein, O. (2018). How Sexual Objectification Generates Dehumanization in Western and Eastern Cultures – a Comparison Between Belgium and Thailand. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 77(2), 69–82. https://doi.org/10.1024/1421-0185/a000209

Scientific vulgarization

  1. L’auto-compassion : mécanisme protecteur des conséquences négatives liées à l’objectification sexuelle [Read here]
  2. The Meat Paradox: How can people love animals, and yet eat them? [Read here]
  3. Théorie de l’engagement: Sommes-nous libres de nos choix? [Read here]
  4. Objectivation sexuelle: Miroir, mon beau miroir, dis-moi qui est la plus belle? [Read here]

Doctoral Thesis : Perceiving your body through the eyes of others: Effects of sexism and self-compassion on body image.
[Available upon request]

Master’s Thesis : L’Influence de la Culture sur l’Objectivation Sexuelle : une Comparaison Belgo-Thaïlandaise.
[Available upon request]

  • Lecturer (2017 – 2018), Psychology of Groups (BA1), 64 hours, Avignon University.
  • Lecturer (2017 – 2018), Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology (BA2), 64 hours, Avignon University.
  • Lecturer (2017 – 2018), Introduction to Psychology (BA1), 64 hours, Avignon University.
  • Teaching assistant (2016 – 2017), Methodology of Social Psychology (MA1), 15 hours, Université libre de Bruxelles.
  • Teaching assistant (2016 – 2018), History, Concepts and Methodology of Psychology (BA2), 15 hours, Université libre de Bruxelles.

CONTACT

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