• IPTO pratique
  • Master of Science en psychologie, orientation psychologie du travail et des organisations (MScPSYTO)

Adrian Bangerter, professeur ordinaire


Université de Neuchâtel
Institut de Psychologie du Travail et des Organisations
2e étage, bureau E221
Rue Emile-Argand 11
CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
Tél. + 41 32 718 1318
E-mail : adrian.bangerter@unine.ch

CV: CV incl. publications


1998 Ph.D, University of Bern
1993 Licence en Psychology Générale, University of Lausanne

Professional experience

Since 2003 Professor, University of Neuchâtel
2002 – 2003 Visiting Scholar, Université de Neuchâtel, Sponsor: Prof. F. Tschan
2000 – 2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, Standford University, US, Sponsor: Prof. H. H. Clark
1999 – 2000 Lecturer, University of Basel
1997 – 2000 Researcher, SNSF research project Selbstverwirklichung als postmoderne Entwicklungsaufgabe, Prof. Dr. A. Grob, University of Basel
1995 – 1998 Researcher, SNSF research project Handlungsbezogene Gedächtnisprozesse sozialer Systeme, Prof. em. Dr. M. von Cranach
1993 – 1996 Teaching assistant (PhD student), University of Bern, Prof. em. Dr. M. von Cranach

Research interests

  • Coordination in collaborative work
  • Discourse and conversation analysis of task-related communication
  • Social interaction and recruiter practices in selection interviews
  • Interplay of language and non-verbal communication (gesture)
  • Social representations, diffusion of ideas and social construction of knowledge

Editorial activities

Associate editor:

Discourse Processes

Journal reviewer: Journal of Applied Psychology; Journal of Organizational Behavior; Work & Stress; European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology; Journal of Social Psychology; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Journal of Personality; and others

Currently funded projects

 Storytelling in the selection interview: Antecedents, process, and outcomes
  • Adrian Bangerter, principal investigator 
  • 1 December 2014 – 31 July 2017
  • Funded by Swiss National Science Foundation (CHF 194,576)
 Coordinating joint action in apes and human children
  • Adrian Bangerter, principal investigator & Klaus Zuberbühler, co-principal investigator 
  • 1 September 2016 – 31 August 2019
  • Funded by Swiss National Science Foundation (CHF 597,682)

Publications (selected)

For a complete publication list, see the profile on ResearchGate

  • Mayor, E., & Bangerter, A. (2015). Managing perturbations during handover meetings: A joint activity framework. Nursing Open, 2(3), 130-140.
  • Schaller, M., Murray, D., & Bangerter, A. (2015). Implications of the behavioural immune system for social behaviour and human health in the modern world. Philosophical Transactions B, 370, 1-10.
  • Roulin, N., Bangerter, A., & Levashina, J. (2015). Honest and deceptive impression management in the employment interview: Can it be detected and how does it impact evaluations? Personnel Psychology, 68, 395-444.
  • Bangerter, A., Corvalan, P., & Cavin, C. (2014). Storytelling in the selection interview? How applicants respond to past behavior questions. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 1-14.
  • Franks, B., Bangerter, A., & Bauer, M. W. (2013). Conspiracy theories as quasi-religious mentality: An integrated account from cognitive science, social representations theory and frame theory. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 424.
  • Mayor, E., & Bangerter, A. (2013). Coordinating turning while walking and talking. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
  • Mayor, E., Eicher, V., Bangerter, A., Gilles, I., Clémence, A., & Green, E. G. T. (2013). Dynamic social representations of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic: shifting patterns of sense-making and blame. Public Understanding of Science, 22, 1011-1024
  • Bangerter, A., Krings, F., Mouton, A., Gilles, I., Green, E. G. T., & Clémence, A. (2012). Longitudinal investigation of public trust in institutions relative to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in Switzerland. PLoS ONE 7(11).
  • Bangerter, A., Roulin, N., & König, C. J. (2012). Personnel selection as a signaling game. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 719-738.
  • De Ruiter, J. P., Bangerter, A., & Dings, P. (2012). The interplay between gesture and speech in the production of referring expressions: Investigating the tradeoff hypothesis. Topics in Cognitive Science, 4, 232-248.
  • Bangerter, A., Mayor, E., & Pekarek Doehler, S. (2011). Reported speech in conversational narratives during nursing shift handover meetings. Discourse Processes, 48, 183-213.
  • Louwerse, M. M., & Bangerter, A. (2010). Effects of ambiguous gestures and language on the time course of reference resolution. Cognitive Science, 34, 1517-1529.
  • Chevalley, E., & Bangerter, A. (2010). Suspending and reinstating joint activities with dialogue. Discourse Processes, 47, 263-291.
  • Bangerter, A. (2004). Using pointing and describing to achieve joint focus of attention in dialogue. Psychological Science 15, 415-419.
  • Bangerter, A. & Heath, C. (2004). The Mozart Effect: Tracking the evolution of a scientific legend. British Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 1-37.
  • Bangerter, A., & Clark, H. H. (2003). Navigating joint projects with dialogue. Cognitive Science, 27, 195-225.
  • Bangerter, A. (2000). Transformation between scientific and social representations of conception: The method of serial reproduction. British Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 521-535.