Dr R.M.P. Faure (Ruddy)
Assistant professor - Behavioural Science Institute
Assistant professor - Social and Cultural Psychology
Broadly speaking, my research focuses on examining the more or less automatic processes that determine why people think, feel, and behave the way they do toward others, and how such responses promote (or hinder) the maintenance of social relationships with those others.
I study this issue specifically in the context of close relationships and examine how people's automatic partner attitudes (measured indirectly, such as in performance-based tasks) differ from more controlled relationship judgments (measured directly, like in self-reported questionnaires), how they update and fluctuate in response to relationship experiences, and the conditions under which they affect relationships over time. To do so, I integrate theories and methods from relationship science and implicit social cognition research, including but not limited to theoretical models of interdependence, attitude formation and change, motivation and self-regulation of behaviour, as well as longitudinal diary studies, experimental designs, and videotaped interactions of couples.
Currently I am visiting Florida State University to work on a three-year collaborative project aiming to understand the role of automatic partner attitudes in close relationships as part of a Marie Curie grant funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 program.
- Larson*, G.M., Faure*, R.M.P., Righetti, F. & Hofmann, W. (2022). How do implicit and explicit partner evaluations update in daily life? Evidence from the lab and the field. Journal of Experimental Psychology - General, 151 (10), 2511-2533. doi: 10.1037/xge0001199 [*Shared first-authorship]
- Faure, R.M.P., McNulty, J.K., Hicks, L.L. & Righetti, F. (2020). The case for studying implicit social cognition in close relationships. Social Cognition, 38 (Suppl.), s98-s114. doi: 10.1521/soco.2020.38.supp.s98
- Faure, R.M.P., Righetti, F., Seibel, M. & Hofmann, W. (2018). Speech is silver, nonverbal behavior is gold: How implicit partner evaluations affect dyadic interactions in close relationships. Psychological Science, 29 (11), 1731-1741. doi: 10.1177/0956797618785899
Research grants and prizes
- 2021 - Marie Curie grant (MSCA-IF-H2020)
- 2021 - ASPO Dissertation Award
- 2019 - APS Graduate Student Grant
- 2017 - VU Amsterdam Social Psychology Research Award
- 2017 - EASP Postgraduate Travel Grant
Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, Florida State University
(01 September 2022 - 01 September 2024)
Florida State University