Adrian Bangerter, professeur ordinaire

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University of 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 incl. publications


1998 Ph.D, University of Berne
1993 Licence en psychologie générale, University of Lausanne

Professional experience

Since 2003 Professor, University of Neuchâtel
2002 – 2003 Visiting Scholar, University of Neuchâtel, Sponsor: Prof. F. Tschan
2000 – 2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford 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 Berne, Prof. em. Dr. M. von Cranach

Research interests

  • Coordination in collaborative work and task-related communication
  • Belief in conspiracy theories
  • Social interaction in selection interviews
  • Interplay of language and non-verbal communication (gesture)
  • Coordinating joint action in humans and great apes


Currently funded projects

Storytelling and first impressions in face-to-face and algorithm-powered digital interviews. Adrian Bangerter, principal investigator, Marianne Schmid Mast & Phil Garner, co-principal investigators, 1 Feb 2021 – 31 Jan 2025. Funded by Swiss National Science Foundation (CHF 700,342)


NCCR Evolving Language, co-PI (with Juidith Burkart) of Work Package Joint Action


Publications (selected)

For a complete publication list, see the profile on ResearchGate

  • Bangerter, A., Genty, E., Heesen, R., Rossano, F., & Zuberbühler, K. (2022). Every product needs a process: unpacking joint commitment as a process across species. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 377(1859), 20210095.
  • Miani, A., Hills, T., & Bangerter, A. (2022). Interconnectedness and (in) coherence as a signature of conspiracy worldviews. Science Advances, 8(43), eabq3668.
  • Miani, A., Hills, T., & Bangerter, A. (2021). LOCO: The 88-million-word language of conspiracy corpus. Behavior Research Methods, 54, 1794–1817.
  • Heesen, R., Bangerter, A., Zuberbühler, K., Rossano, F., Iglesias, K., Guéry, J. P., & Genty, E. (2020). Bonobos engage in joint commitment. Science Advances, 6(51), eabd1306.
  • Franks, B., Bangerter, A., Bauer, M. W., Hall, M., & Noort, M. (2017). Beyond “monologicality”? Exploring conspiracist worldviews. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 861.
  • Mayor, E., & Bangerter, A. (2016). Flexible coordination of stationary and mobile conversations with gaze: Resource allocation among multiple joint activities, Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1582.
  • Gonzales-Martinez, E., Bangerter, A., Lê Van, K., & Navarro, C. (2016). Clinic staff corridor conversations: Work in passing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72, 521-532.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.