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Currently, I am doing my Ph.D. at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, under Francesca Righetti, Wilhelm Hofmann (University of Cologne, Germany) and Paul van Lange’s supervision. Supported by the Open Research Area (ORA), my thesis focuses on implicit partner evaluations in close relationships. More especially, gathering social cognition and interpersonal processes fields, this project aims to investigate which relationship dynamics are likely to influence implicit evaluations of one’s partner, and how these implicit evaluations can in turn shape both the individual and the romantic relationship well-being over time. Indeed, as partners are extremely committed to their couple, recent studies have shown that such implicit measures predict later relationship satisfaction and stability, above and beyond explicit measures. By identifying the role of potential individual and situational moderators, the divergence among explicit and implicit partner evaluations, as well as the specific mechanisms underlying the links between these evaluations and their consequences on romantic relationships, we target at contributing to both theoretical and practical/methodological aspects.


Before starting my Ph.D. project, I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Psychological Sciences at the University of Poitiers (France), which has sharply developed my interest in experimental research. Willing to discover new research perspectives, I graduated from the Master 1 in Psychological Sciences at the University of Poitiers, notably by studying 10 months at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) as an Erasmus exchange student. Then, I obtained my Master 2 “Psychological Sciences: Researches & Applications” and benefited from the best experiences in research with several internships and research assistant positions in renowned French CNRS laboratories (CeRCA – University of Poitiers; LAPSCO – University of Clermont-Ferrand). During my two Master years, I carried out two Master Thesis related to the implicit social cognition perspective, under the supervision of Pr. Armand Chatard. By doing so, and ever since being introduced to this perspective, I have been fascinated by investigating how subtle cues from our direct environment can shape our perceptions and behaviors, beyond our conscious awareness. This interest drove me to study implicit measures applied to specific topics (e.g. gender stereotypes, nationalism, prejudice and discrimination toward minority groups) and situations (e.g. close relationships) skewed by both individual introspection and social desirability.

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Silver Medicine & Life Sciences
Gold Medicine & Life Sciences
evaluation Social Sciences
Verbal Behavior Medicine & Life Sciences
social cognition Social Sciences
Seeds Medicine & Life Sciences
moderator Social Sciences
Emotions Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2017 2019

Women's implicit bias against threatening male faces: The role of emotion, hormones, and group membership

Ji, T., Tybur, J. M., Kandrik, M., Faure, R. & van Vugt, M., Sep 2019, In : Hormones and Behavior. 115, p. 1-6 6 p., 104548.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Speech Is Silver, Nonverbal Behavior Is Gold: How Implicit Partner Evaluations Affect Dyadic Interactions in Close Relationships

Faure, R., Righetti, F., Seibel, M. & Hofmann, W., 1 Nov 2018, In : Psychological science. 29, 11, p. 1731-1741 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Verbal Behavior

Speech is Silver, Nonverbal Behavior is Gold: How Implicit Partner Evaluations Affect Romantic Interactions.

Faure, R. M. P., Righetti, F., Seibel, M. & Hofman, W., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperAcademic

Implicit partner evaluations and close relationships satisfaction: The mediating role of positive non-verbal behaviors.

Faure, R. M. P., Righetti, F., Seibel, M. & Hofman, W., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperAcademic

Activities 2017 2018

  • 4 Lecture / Presentation

Sacrifice and implicit partner evaluations: The hidden reward?

R.M.P. Faure (Speaker)
21 Sep 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Automatic processes in the realm of close relationships: Why, how, when, and for whom?

R.M.P. Faure (Speaker)
21 Sep 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Implicit partner evaluations in close relationships

R.M.P. Faure (Speaker)
13 Jan 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic