My research is concerned with the study of social change, from the structural processes founding social influence (power, norms, interdependence, etc.) to the cognitive and motivational mechanisms that determine individual change. This work is intended to show that it is possible to introduce a change in all human activities and structures, and to show which are the specific processes -- in particular conflicts -- that underlie specific forms of change. This programme has been applied to five domains of human activity: perception, reasoning, motivation, learning, and attitudes.
- Butera F., & Levine J. M. (Eds.). (2009). Coping with minority status: Responses to exclusion and inclusion. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Butera, F., & Mugny, G. (Eds.). (2001). Social influence in social reality: Promoting individual and social change. Seattle, WA: Hogrefe & Huber.
- Buchs, C., Butera, F., & Mugny, G. (2004). Resource interdependence, student interactions and performance in cooperative learning. Educational Psychology, 24, 291-314.
- Buchs, C., Pulfrey, C., Gabarrot, F., & Butera, F. (2010). Competitive conflict regulation and informational dependence in peer learning. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 418-435.
- Butera, F., Caverni, J. P., & Rossi, S. (2005). Interaction with a high- versus low-competence influence source in inductive reasoning. Journal of Social Psychology, 145, 173-190.
- Cavazza, N., & Butera, F. (2008). Bending without breaking: Examining the role of attitudinal ambivalence in resisting persuasive communication. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38, 1-15.
- Darnon C., Dompnier B., Delmas F., Pulfrey C., & Butera F. (2009). Achievement goal promotion at university: Social desirability and social utility of mastery and performance goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 119-134.
- Darnon, C., Dompnier, B., Gilliéron, O., & Butera, F. (2010). The interplay of mastery and performance goals in social comparison: A multiple-goal perspective. Journal of Educational Psychology, 102, 212-222.
- Darnon, C., Harackiewicz, J., Butera, F., Mugny, G., & Quiamzade, A. (2007). Performance-approach and performance-avoidance goals: When uncertainty makes a difference. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 813-827.
- Darnon, C., Muller, D., Schrager, S., Pannuzzo, N., & Butera, F. (2006). Mastery and performance goals predict epistemic and relational conflict regulation. Journal of Educational Psychology, 98, 766-776.
- Dompnier, B., Darnon, C., & Butera, F. (2009). Faking the desire to learn: A clarification of the link between mastery goals and academic achievement. Psychological Science, 20, 939-943.
- Falomir, J. M., Staerklé, C, Depuiset, M., &. 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.
- Muller, D., Atzeni, T., & Butera, F. (2004). Coaction and upward social comparison reduce the illusory conjunction effect: Support for distraction-conflict theory. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 659-665.
- Muller, D., & Butera, F. (2007). The focusing effect of self-evaluation threat in coaction and social comparison. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 194-211.
- Toma C., & Butera F. (2009). Hidden profiles and concealed information : Strategic information sharing and use in group decision making. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 793-806.
Laboratory of Social Psychology (UNILaPS)
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences - Institute of Psychology - Géopolis
University of Lausanne
- Phone: +41 21 692 32 48