Laboratory of Social Psychology

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

Laboratory of Social Psychology (UNILAPS)
Quartier UNIL-Mouline
Bâtiment Géopolis
CH-1015 Lausanne
Téléphone : 021 692 32 30
Fax : 021 692 32 15

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The Laboratory of Social Psychology of the University of Lausanne (UNILaPS) studies the ideological, identity, relational, motivational and cognitive dynamics involved in relationships of domination, and in inequalities between groups and between individuals.

Using experimental and field research, as well as national and international surveys, we study the conflicts, prejudices, stereotypes, and discrimination that influence the relationships between groups and individuals of different origins, culture, power, and social class. The work thus enables scientific insight to be brought to bear on questions such as the psychological consequences of social inequalities, social vulnerability and uncertainty, the issues of multiculturalism and the inclusion of minorities, the rise of populism, actions and reactions in the face of climate change, and current challenges in terms of learning and assessment.

Our research thus allows the more general question of the processes of change and social stability at the inter-individual, inter-group and ideological levels to be addressed. While our research and teaching are strongly rooted in social psychology, they are also at the frontiers of political psychology, comparative intercultural psychology and educational psychology.
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