Personnel de l'université

Amélie BRET

Attachée Temporaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche


Office / Bureau 129 Faculté de Psychologie & LPPL - EA 4638 Université de Nantes Chemin la Censive du Tertre - BP 81227 44312 Nantes Cedex 3 (France)

0253522680 (n° interne : 442680)

Discipline(s) enseignée(s)

Social psychology (social influence, attitudes, social identity...)
Cognitive psychology (learning, aging)
Open science tools

Thèmes de recherche

My research focuses on attitude change and socio-political ideologies (Right Wing Authoritarianism). I seek to develop a project with a positive societal impact (e.g., use the work on attitude change to find levers to act on various social phenomena involving a need for change in the short and long term ). 


Activités / CV

Peer-reviewed articles
Mierop, A., Bret, A., Yzerbyt, V., Dumas, R., Corneille, O. (in press) Evaluative influences of CS-US pairings are unidirectional. Social Psychological Bulletin. 

Bret, A., Beffara, B., McFadyen, J., Mermillod, M. (2017). Right wing authoritarianism is associated with race bias in face detection. PLoS ONE 12(7)]

Beffara, B., Bret, A., Vermeulen, N., Mermillod, M. (2016). Resting high frequency heart rate variability selectively predicts cooperative behavior. Physiology & Behavior, 164, 417–428.

Beffara, B., Wicker, B., Vermeulen, N., Ouellet, M., Bret, A., Molina, M. J. F., Mermillod, M. (2015). Reduction of interference effect by low spatial frequency information priming in an emotional Stroop task. Journal of vision, 15(6), 16-16. 10.1167/15.6.16

Bret, A., Beffara, B. (2013). Anthropomorphising Ourselves : The Origin of the Free Will Illusion. Student Journal of Psychology, 2, 1, 28-30

Pre-print, submited or under-review
Bret, A.
, Beffara, B., Mierop, A., Mermillod, M., Differentiated evaluation of counter-conditioned stimuli as a function of right-wing authoritarianism. 

Beffara, B., Bret, A., Moulin, C., Nalborczyk, L.. Blinding as a Necessary Precaution Against Experimenter Biases During Sequential Bayes Factor, comment on "Sequential hypothesis testing with Bayes factors: Efficiently testing mean differences ». Pre-print Révisions mineures à Meta Psychology.

Bret, A., Beffara, B., Mierop, A., Mermillod, M., Corneille, O. Socio-political ideologies Predict (Un)Learning Evaluatively Conditioned Attitudes. Pre-print :

Beffara, B., Bret, A., & Nalborczyk, L. (preprint). Automation in Sequential Testing: A Commentary on Schönbrodt, Wagenmakers, Zehetleitner, and Perugini (2017). PsyArXiv. 

In preparation
Beffara, B., Bret, A., State of open science practices in psychological science. A first descriptive overview in European French speaking countries.