I'm professor in Social Psychology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
My research focuses on the psychosocial determinants of attitudes and behaviors; why sometimes we change them easily while other times we are very resistant to.
Overall we investigate the role identity and threat play in influence processes. This research focuses on different applied fields such as the effectiveness of campaigns promoting health, particularly those conducted by experts, or the influence of social norms on prejudice and discrimination (xenophobia, homophobia).
Another set of my research examines the psychosocial factors (group political functioning, apologies) that influence justice judgments, in particular those regarding collective punishment that applies to all group members (including innocents persons).
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Group Processes
- Health Psychology
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Political Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
Research Group or Laboratory:
- Falomir, J. M., & Mugny, G. (2004). Societe contre fumeur: Une analyse psychosociale de l'influence des experts. [Society against smokers: A psychosocial analysis of experts' influence]. Grenoble: Presses Universitaires de Grenoble (PUG).
- Falomir, J. M., Mugny, G., & Invernizzi, F. (2006). Smokers' (dis)satisfaction, persuasive constraint, and influence of expert and non-expert sources. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 65, 7-14.
- Falomir, J. M., Staerkle, C., Depuiset, M-A., & Butera, F. (2007). Perceived legitimacy of collective punishment as a function of democratic versus non-democratic group structure. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 10(4), 565-579.
- Falomir, J. M. & Mugny, G. (2011). Personal versus group-related moderators of conformity in threatening intergroup relationships as a function of the level of self-categorization. Social Psychology, 42(4), 279-291.
- Falomir, J. M., Staerklé, C., Pereira, A., & Butera, F. (2012). Democracy as Justification for Waging War: The Role of Public Support. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3 (3), 324-332.
- Falomir, J. M., Pereira, A., Staerklé, C., & Butera, F. (2012). Do All Lives Have the Same Value? Support for International Military Interventions as a Function of Political System and Public Opinion of the Target Country. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 15, 347-362.
- Falomir, J. M., Mugny, G., Quiamzade, A. & Gabarrot, F. (2011). A regulatory fit perspective in majority versus minority support to attitudes towards homosexuals. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14, 45-62.
- Falomir, J. M. & Mugny, G. (2009). “I’m not gay…I’m a real man!”: Heterosexual men’s gender self-esteem and sexual prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1233-1243
- Falomir, J. M., Gabarrot, F., & Mugny, G. (2009). Group motives in threatening contexts: When a loyalty conflict paradoxically reduces the influence of an anti-discrimination ingroup norm. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 196-206.
- Falomir, J. M., Mugny, G., Quiamzade, A., & Gabarrot, F. (2008). Motivations underlying attitudes: Regulatory focus and majority versus minority support. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38, 587-600.
- Falomir, J. M., Mugny, G., Invernizzi, F., DiPalma, A., & Munoz, M. (2007). Does the campaign against tobacco use necessarily reduce the attractions of smoking for young people? Identity issues surrounding initiation into tobacco consumption. European Review of Applied Psychology, 57, 257-265.
- Falomir, J. M., Staerkle, C., Depuiset, M-A., & Butera, F. (2005). Democracy justifies the means: Political group structure moderates the perceived legitimacy of intergroup aggression. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1683-1695.
- Falomir, J. M., Munoz, D., Invernizzi, F., & Mugny, G. (2004). Perceived in-group threat as a factor moderating the influence of in-group norms on discrimination against foreigners. European Journal of Social Psychology, 34, 135-153.
- Invernizzi, F., Falomir, J. M., Munoz, D., & Mugny, G. (2003). Social influence in personally relevant contexts: The respect attributed to the source as a factor increasing smokers' intention to quit smoking. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33, 1818-1836.
- Falomir, J. M., Butera, F., & Mugny, G. (2002). Persuasive constraint and expert versus non-expert influence in intention to quit smoking. European Journal of Social Psychology, 32, 209-222.
- Falomir, J. M., & Gabarrot, F. (2011). Regulatory focus, self-directed emotions, and intergroup attitudes. International Review of Social Psychology, 24 (2), 77-104.
- Falomir, J. M., & Frederic, N. (2013). The Dark Side of Heterogeneous Ingroup Identities: National Identification, Perceived Threat, and Prejudice Against Immigrants. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(1), 72-79.
- Falomir, J. M., Toscani, L., & Huyghues Despointes, S. (2009). Determinants of flu vaccination among nurses: The effects of group identification and professional responsibility. Applied Psychology, 58(1), 42-58.
- Phone: +41 22 379 93 16
Juan M. Falomir-Pichastor
FPSE, Department of Psychology
University of Geneva
40, Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve