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Emma de Araujo


Ph.D student

Paris Cité University
Pôle Emploi (Job center)

After graduating with a degree in educational sciences and a master's degree in sociology and in fundamental and applied cognitive psychology from the University of Paris, Emma joined the Lapsydé as part of a research internship to develop and evaluate a video game that objectively measures socio-emotional skills. She continues this research project as a CIFRE thesis under the supervision of Olivier Houdé (research director at LaPsyDÉ) and Miguel Mogollon (director of the Pôle Emploi incubator).


Altay, S., de Araujo, E., & Mercier, H. (2022). “If this account is true, it is most enormously wonderful”: Interestingness-if-true and the sharing of true and false news. Digital Journalism, 10(3), 373-394.


Crimon, C., Barbir, M., Hagihara, H., de Araujo, E., Nozawa, S., Shinya, Y., Abboub, N., Tsuji, S. (2022). Mask Wearing in Japanese and French Nursery Schools: The Perceived Impact of Masks on Communication. Frontiers in Psychology.

De Araujo, E., Altay, S., Bor, A., & Mercier, H. (2021). Dominant jerks: People infer dominance from the utterance of challenging and offensive statements. Social Psychological Bulletin, 16(4), 1-17.


Hacquin, A. S., Altay, S., de Araujo, E., Chevallier, C., & Mercier, H. (2020). Sharp rise in vaccine hesitancy in a large and representative sample of the French population: reasons for vaccine hesitancy. Psyarxiv.

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