Pascal Huguet Profile

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Pascal Huguet (Ph.D. 1992 in experimental social psychology) is Director of Research (DR first class) at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, France). He was elected head of the Brain, Behaviour and Cognition Institute (2010-2015), a research center associated to the CNRS at the interface of the life and human sciences at Aix-Marseille University, and has recently been elected head of the "Social and Cognitive Psychology Lab" (also associated to the CNRS) at Blaise Pascal University (Clermont-Ferrand). His research focuses on the social regulation of cognitive functioning with a special interest for social cognition, social presence effects in human and nonhuman primates, social comparison and group processes, and gender stereotyping. In this last domain, for example, he helped show how gender stereotypes favoring males in domains such as maths, reasoning, and visuo-spatial abilities contribute to the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields. Nominated fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) and American Psychological Association (APS) for “sustained and outstanding distinguished contributions to psychological sciences”, Pascal Huguet has authored more than 100 scientific publications (journal articles, book chapters and books), and gave a hundred lectures at international conferences. He was also the Editor or Associate Editor of international journals, member of several CNRS ethical and evaluative committees (e.g., member of the « Behaviour, Cognition, Brain » evaluative section from 2004 to 2012), and also worked for the European Commission, « FP7-Science in Society », on gender equality. Finally, Pascal Huguet was delegate of France at the IUPsyS General Assembly (Berlin, 2008; Melbourne, 2010; Cape Town, 2012), member of the IUPsyS work group on Education for Psychologists (2008-2010), and also served IUPsyS as elected member (Cap Town, 2012) of the Executive Committee (2012-2016). Finally, he has been reelected member (Yokohama, 2016) of the Executive Committee of IUPsyS (2016-2020) representing more than a million psychologists from every region of the world.