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Jean-Claude Croizet

Jean-Claude Croizet

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Jean-Claude Croizet has been a professor of psychology at the University of Poitiers since 2005. Before he was associate professor at the Université Blaise Pascal at Clermont-Ferrand. He is interested in the psychological consequences of social inequality. He studies stigmatization and social reproduction, and his research focuses on the impact of social hierarchy on intellectual performance in evaluative settings (e.g., exams, standardized tests). He has been particularly interested in stereotype threat and social class, and he also studies implicit social cognition. Dr. Croizet is a Fulbright scholar and a past research fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Primary Interests:

  • Intergroup Relations
  • Person Perception
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition
  • Sociology, Social Networks

Journal Articles:

  • Autin, F., & Croizet, J.-C. (2012). Improving working memory efficiency by reframing metacognitive interpretation of task difficulty. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
  • Bonnot, V., & Croizet, J.-C. (2007). Stereotype internalization and women's math performance: The role of interference in working memory. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 857-866.
  • Brown, R. J., Croizet, J.-C., Bohner, G., Fournet, M., & Payne, A. (2003). Automatic category activation and social behavior: The moderating role of prejudiced beliefs. Social Cognition, 21, 167-193.
  • Croizet, J.-C., & Claire, T. (1998). Extending the concept of stereotype threat to social class: The intellectual underperformance of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 588-594.
  • Croizet, J.-C., Després, G., Gauzins, M.-E., Huguet, P., Leyens, J.-P, & Méot, A. (2004). Stereotype threat undermines intellectual performance by triggering a disruptive mental load. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 721-732.
  • Croizet, J.-C., & Dutrévis, M. (2004). Socioeconomic status and intelligence: Why test scores do not equal merit. Journal of Poverty. 8, 91-107.
  • Croizet, J.-C., & Fiske, S. T. (2000). Moderation of priming by goals: Feeling entitled to judge increases the judged usability of evaluative primes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 36, 155-181.
  • Leyens, J.-P, Désert, M., Croizet J.-C., & Darcis, C. (2000). Stereotype threat: Are lower status and history of stigmatization preconditions of stereotype threat? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 1189-1199.

Other Publications:

  • Croizet, J.-C. (2008). The pernicious relationship between merit assessment and discrimination in education. In G. Adams, M. Biernat, N. Branscombe, C. Crandall, & L. S. Wrightsman (Eds.), Commemorating Brown: The social psychology of racism and discrimination (pp. 153-172). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Courses Taught:

  • Intergroup Relations and Stereotyping
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Stereotype Threat and Intellectual Performance

Jean-Claude Croizet
CeRCA UMR CNRS 7295 / MSHS
University of Poitiers
5 rue Theodore Lefebvre
86000 Poitiers
France

  • Phone: +33 549 45 47 22
  • Fax: +33 549 45 44 10

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