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Research Center for Work and Consumer Psychology

The study of attitudes and behaviours are a major concern for our research centre, and this particularly in the fields of human resources, well-being at work, psychosocial risks prevention, and consumer behaviour. Our team focuses on research theme going from well-being, organisational innovation, technological acceptance and user experience (UX), work harassment and discrimination, ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR), impulsive buying, professional mobility, commitment.


Economic psychology and consumer behavior.

Analysis of consumer behavior, implication and economic decision processes, representations, attitudes and motivations towards products or services. impulse buying

Professional mobility, commitment and well-being

Research is concerned with explanatory organizational, situational and personal conditions of past mobility experiences and intentions of future mobility, including motivational aspects of engagement and well-being at work (Aryee & Chay, 1999; Donohue, 2007).Job mobility is typically categorized as intra-organizational (change of function within the organization) or inter-organizational (change of employer). It can also refer to foreign missions and expatriation. From the point of view of the worker, it can be self-initiated, negotiated or imposed (Roger & Ventolini, 2004). Our research is interested in organizational, occupational and personal factors which explain voluntary mobility and in the impacts of mobility on motivational aspects of work engagement and well-being, and on intentions of mobility. Results show that, although it can cause uncertainty and stress, when carried out under favorable conditions, it is often beneficial for both individuals and organizations, whether mobility was initiated or imposed (Hellemans & Equeter, 2016, forthcoming).

Organisational practices, Innovation and positive attitudes at work

This axis covers a wide range of research on organizational practices (organizational climate, innovation, organizational support) and personal processes (emotional regulation, cognitive flexibility, self-efficacy, personal resources) having an impact on innovative behaviours, organizational citizenship and commitment, including well-being  at work.

Environmental Psychology and workplaces

This project is devoted to the study of perceptions, attitudes and behaviors towards environmental projects. The analysis focuses on the expectation, the curbs and brakes, the obstacles when opening some steps towards a durable development.  Reference to public enquiries about environmental policies.  Researches devoted to the new forms of plant layouts (shared offices, telework, ...).