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Key Profile Area: Social and Economic Behavior

Prof. Olivier Corneille

Olivier Corneille obtained his PhD in 1997 from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Following a post-doctoral research stay at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, he secured a permanent position as Research Associate at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), before transitioning to Assistant and Associate Professor positions at the UCL. He is now holding a Full Professor position at UCLouvain. Olivier Corneille chaired his research department (IPSY) from 2012 to 2015. He has been a member of UCLouvain’s Research Council from 2018 to 2024. Additionally, he has served as Associate Editor for Social Cognition and Social Psychological and Personality Science. He is a Fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology.

Olivier Corneille’s primary research interests revolve around cognitive processes involved in attitude formation, cardiac interoception, and the influence of repetition on truth judgments. In particular, his research has questioned claims about the automaticity of attitude formation, and the relevance of using implicit measures for addressing automaticity questions in attitude and social cognition research. His recent work includes theoretical and conceptual reviews on associative attitude learning, experimental demands, and the implicit and interoception constructs. Olivier Corneille is teaching courses on methods, attitudes, and behavioral change.

Representative publications:

  • Gawronski, B, & Corneille, O. (forthcoming). Unawareness of Attitudes, their Environmental Causes, and their Behavioral Effects. Annual Review of Psychology.
  • Corneille, O., & Lush, P. (2023). Sixty Years After Orne’s American Psychologist Article: A Conceptual Framework for Subjective Experiences Elicited by Demand Characteristics. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 27(1), 83-101. https://doi.org/10.1177/10888683221104368
  • Corneille, O., Mierop, A., & Unkelbach, C. (2020). Repetition increases both the perceived truth and fakeness of information: An ecological account. Cognition, 205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104470
  • Corneille, O., & Hütter, M. (2020). Implicit? What Do You Mean? A Comprehensive Review of the Delusive Implicitness Construct in Attitude Research. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 24(3), 212-232. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088868320911325
  • Corneille, O., & Stahl, C. (2019). Associative Attitude Learning: A Closer Look at Evidence and How It Relates to Attitude Models. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 23(2), 161-189. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088868318763261