Université de Strasbourg

SANREY Camille

Assistant professor in Social Psychology

Université de Strasbourg (UdS)

Laboratoire de Psychologie des Cognitions (LPC)

email: camille.sanrey@unistra.fr


> Since sept 2021 : Assistant Professor (Université de Strasbourg)

> 2019 – 2021 : Contractual researcher for the ANR project « PRESCHOOL » (LPS, Université de Paris then CeRCA UMR 7295, Université de Poitiers)

> 2018 – 2019 : Postdoctoral researcher for the PIA 3 project ProFAN (LaRAC, Université Grenoble Alpes)

> 2015 – 2017 : Teaching and Research assistant (Université de Caen Normandie)

> 2013 – 2017 : PhD in Psychology (Université de Rennes 2)

Research interest

My research focuses on the perception of social minorities. In this context, I am particularly interested in stigmatization processes, notably through the analysis of existing stereotypes towards different social groups and through the consequences of these stereotypes (essentialization, dehumanization, discrimination, self-stigmatization). I’m also interested in the influence of language (particularly group labels) on these processes of social perception and stigmatization.

Furthermore, I am also conducting research on empathy processes. Within these research, I am trying to better understand the role of empathy (particularly positive empathy, i.e., the ability to understand and feel the positive emotions experiences by others) in interpersonal and intergroup relations. I am also interested by the potential influence of contextual and linguistic variables, such as the use of a foreign-language, on the emergence of empathic reactions.

> Social minorities perception and stigmatization

> Stereotypes and social judgment

> Essentialization, dehumanization and discrimination

> Empathy

> Linguistic variables (e.g., group labels, bilingualism)

Publications and scientific activities

Funded projects

> Since september 2023 : Project “Stigma-TSA” (Stigmatization of autistic people: analysis of spontaneous stereotypes) – funded by Stras&ND

> Since september 2023 : Project “Students with invisible disabilities : barriers and levers to university inclusion” (funding of a PhD thesis) – funded by IReSP within the program « autonomy »

> Since january 2023 : Project « FEEL » (Feeling others’ Emotions: Language and Empathy)  - funded by FRLC (Unistra)

> Since january 2023 : Project « Liaisons d’être » / « IBERA » (studying the relational needs of autistic adults) – funded by IdEX « recherche et sciences participatives » & by the ANR « science avec et pour la société – recherches participatives »

Peer-review publications

Vives, E., Poletti, C., Robert, A., Butera, F., Huguet, P., ProFAN Consortium, & Régner, I. (in press). Learning with jigsaw: a systemetic review gathering all the pieces of the puzzle more than 40 years later. Review of Educational Research.

Rudmann, O., Batruch, A., Visintini, E. P., Sommet, N., Bressoux, P., Darnon, C., Bouet, M., Bressan, M. Brown, G., Cepeda, C., Cherbonnier, A., Demolliens, M., De Place, A-L., Desrichard, O., Ducros, T., Goron, L., Hémon, B., Huguet, P., Jamet, E., Martinez, R., Mazenod, V., Mella, N., Michinov, E., Michinov, N., Ofosu, N., Pansu, P., Peter, L., Petitcollot, B., Poletti, C., Régner, I., Riant, M., Robert, A., Sanrey, C., Stanczak, A., Toumani, F., Vilmin, S., Vives, E., & Butera, F. (in press). Cooperative learning reduces the gender gap in perceived social competences. A large-scale nationwide longitudinal experiment. Journal of Educational Psychology.

Granjon, M., Rohmer, O., Popa-Roch, M., & Sanrey, C. (2023). Disability Stereotyping is Shaped by Stigma Characteristics. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Online advance publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/13684302231208534

Goudeau, S., Sanrey, C., Autin, F., Stephens, N. M., Markus, H. R., Croizet, J-C., Cimpian, A. (2023). Unequal Opportunities from the Start: Socioeconomic Disparities in Classroom Participation in Preschool. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0001437

Stanczak, A., Darnon, C., Robert, A., Demolliens, M., Sanrey, C., Bressoux, P., Huguet, P., Buchs, C., Butera, F., & PROFAN Consortium (2022). Do Jigsaw classrooms improve learning outcomes? Five experiments and an internal meta-analysis. Journal of Educational Psychology, 114(6), 1461-1476. https://doi.org/10.1037/edu0000730

Sanrey, C., Goudeau, S., Stanczak, A., & Darnon, C. (2021). A two-sided lockdown? Social class variations in the implementation of homeschooling during the COVID-19 lockdown. Frontiers in Psychology, article 4958. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.670722

Goudeau, S., Sanrey, C., Stanczak, A., Manstead, A., & Darnon, C. (2021). Why lockdown and distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to increase the social class achievement gap. Nature Human Behaviour, 5, 1273-1281. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01212-7

Mella, N., Pansu, P., Batruch, A., Bressan, M., Bressoux, P., Brown, G., Butera, F., Cherbonnier, A., Darnon, C., Demolliens, M., De Place, A.-L., Huguet, P., Jamet, E., Martinez, R., Mazenod, V., Michinov, E., Michinov, N., Poletti, C., Régner, I., Riant, M., Robert, A., Rudmann, O., Sanrey, C., Stanczak, A., Visintin, E. P., Vives, E., & Desrichard, O. (2021). Socio-emotional competencies and school performance in adolescence: What role for school adjustment? Frontiers in Psychology. Article 640661. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.640661

Peter, L., Michinov, N., Besançon, M., Michinov, E., Juhel, J., Brown, G., Jamet, E., Cherbonnier, A., & PROFAN Consortium (2021). Revisiting the effects of gender diversity in small groups on divergent thinking: A large-scale study using synchronous electronic brainstorming. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 723235. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.723235 [PsychInfo, scopus Q2]

Sanrey, C., Bressoux, P., Lima, L., & Pansu, P. (2020). A new method for studying the halo effect in teachers' judgment and its antecedents: Bringing out the role of certainty. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 91(2), 658-675. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12385

Sanrey, C., Stanczak, A., Goudeau, S., & Darnon, C. (2020). Confinement et école à la maison : l’illusion de la solution numérique. [Lockdown and homeschooling:  the illusion of the digital solution] Psychologie & Éducation, 2020-2, 29-42.

Sénémeaud, C., Sanrey, C., Callé, N., Plainfossé, C., Belhaire, A. & Georget, P. (2017). Watching eyes phenomenon and blood donation: Does exposure to human eyes picture increase students blood donation? Transfusion and Apherisis Science. 56, 168-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.transci.2016.11.001

Sanrey, C., Testé, B., & Mange, J. (2016). « Homosexual Marriage » or « Marriage for All »? Social Lexical Markers and Persuasion. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 35, 471-490. https://doi.org/10.1177/0261927X15612197

Seminars and guest talks


« Étude des stéréotypes spontanés envers les personnes ayant des troubles psychiques » [The study of spontaneous stereotypes towards people with psychic disorders] (Seminar of the Laboratoire de Psychologie, Université Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 18th January,  2024)


« Accueillir et maintenir les personnes en situation de handicap » [How to include and retain people with disabilities in the workplace ?] (Talk as part of the « Work and inclusion : a crazy bet?” study day organized by Axe 3 of the LPC, Université de Strasbourg, 5th December 2023) - (Replay available : https://tinyurl.com/unparifou)

« Comprendre les barrières à la déclaration d’une situation de handicap au travail » [Understand barriers to the declaration of disability in the workplace] (Opening conference for the European week for the employment of people with disabilities [Semaine Européenne de l’Emploi des Personnes Handicapées, SEEPH] 2023, Université de Strasbourg, 20th November 2023)

« Inégalités scolaires liées à l’origine sociale au temps du COVID » [School inequalities based on socioeconomic status at the time of COVID] (Talk as part of a lecture serie « les jeudis de la recherche » [Thursday of research], INSPÉ, Université de Strasbourg, 2nd march 2023)






« Essentialisation et stéréotypes associés aux maladies mentales. La forme du label de groupe employé importe-t-elle ? » [Essentialization and stereotyping of mental illness. Does the group label matter?] (Seminar of the Laboratoire de Psychologie, Bordeaux, 5th may 2022, online)

« Stéréotypes spontanés associés aux troubles psychiques » [Spontaneous stereotypes towards psychic disorders] (Seminar of the Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale et Cognitive [LAPSCO], Clermont-Ferrand, 17th february 2022, online)

« Stigmatisation des personnes en situation de handicap et stéréotypes associés » [Stigmatization towards people with disability and associated stereotypes] (Seminar of the Laboratoire Parisien de Psychologie Sociale [LAPPS], Nanterre, 24th january 2022)

Teaching and collective responsibilities


On going

Fundamental lectures

> Introduction to social psychology

> Intergroup relations: social categorization

> Option : disability and citizenship

> Causal attributions

> Diversity management

> Psychosocial approach of disability

> Psychosocial approach of self – starting september 2024

> Moral Psychology – starting september 2024

> Social inequalities: the contribution of social psychology – starting september 2024

Methodological lectures

> Experimental methodology

> Qualitative data processing

Supervision activities

Supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s students as part of their Research work on topics related to my own research themes (e.g., stigmatization, empathy)

PhD supervision

  • Since septembre 2023 : co-supervision of a PhD thesis (Thibaut Kinnig) on the academic experience of students with invisible disabilities (IReSP funding)

Collective responsibilities

> Since March 2024 : Research Data correspondent of the LPC

> Since September 2024 :  Coordinator of the research commission of the Faculty of Psychology

> Since September 2022 : Member of the LPC Laboratory Board

> Since September 2022 : Coordination of the 3rd research group of the LPC (social judgment and inequalities)

> Since September 2022 : Disability advisor of the Faculty of Psychology

> 2021-2024 : In charge of ADRIPS online seminars