• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile

Research interests

I am a research associate in the School of Psychological Science, and my research interests lie in anything related to Social Psychology, but especially social cognition and intergroup relations.

A large part of my research has focused on the study of Human-Animal relations using the theoretical tools from social psychology (e.g., generalized prejudice, cognitive dissonance), and it is in this context that I've joined, as a postdoc, a multidisciplinary and international project aiming at better understand why rabies persists as a major public health issue in India (https://rohindies.org/).

I'm also a big Open Science enthusiast, very interested by replications and large-scale collaborative research (also called 'Big Team Science').


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Social Psychology, PhD, Contextual and individual factors facilitating and legitimizing harm toward laboratory animals: a social psychological perspective, Université Grenoble Alpes

1 Oct 201829 Nov 2022

Award Date: 29 Nov 2022

Research expertise keywords

  • Social psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Personality
  • Human-Animal Relations


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  • A Multilab Replication of the Induced-Compliance Paradigm of Cognitive Dissonance

    Vaidis, D. C., Sleegers, W. W. A., van Leeuwen, F., DeMarree, K. G., Sætrevik, B., Ross, R. M., Schmidt, K., Protzko, J., Morvinski, C., Ghasemi, O., Roberts, A. J., Stone, J., Bran, A., Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, A., Gunsoy, C., Moussaoui, L. S., Smith, A. R., Nugier, A., Fayant, M. P., Al-Hoorie, A. H., & 87 othersAppiah, O. K., Arbige, S., Aubert-Teillaud, B., Bialobrzeska, O., Bordel, S., Boudjemadi, V., Brohmer, H., Cabooter, Q., Chahir, M., Chassang, I., Chatard, A., Chou, Y. Y., Chung, S., Cristea, M., Daga, J., Depow, G. J., Desrichard, O., Dubrov, D., Evans, T. R., Falkowicz, S., Ferreira, S., Figureau, T., Fointiat, V., Friedrich, T., Gashkova, A., Girandola, F., Granjon, M., Grigoryev, D., Gunaydin, G., Güzel, Ş., Hazrati, M., Helmy, M., Ikeda, A., Inzlicht, M., Jaubert, S., Kasanov, D., Khoddami, M. M., Kim, T., Kiyokawa, K., Kodapanakkal, R. I., Kosachenko, A., Maedge, K., Mahaney, J. H., Martinie, M. A., Mascheretti, V. N., Matsuda, Y., Mauduy, M., Mauny, N., Metzen, A., Moreno-Bella, E., Moya, M., Nadarajah, K., Nejat, P., Norman, E., Olcaysoy Okten, I., Özdoğru, A. A., Ozer, C., Padial-Rojas, E., Pavlov, Y. G., Perusquia-Hernandez, M., Proost, D., Rabinovitch, A., Rohmer, O., Selcuk, E., Sénémeaud, C., Shani, Y., Shmeleva, E. A., Simoens, E., Smith, K. A., Somat, A., Song, H., Sonmez, F., Souchet, L., Taylor, J. J., van Beest, I., Van der Linden, N., Verheyen, S., Verschuere, B., Vezirian, K., Vieira, L., Wiechert, S., Willis, G. B., Wollast, R., Xia, J., Yamada, Y., Yoshimura, N. & Priolo, D., Feb 2024, In: Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. 7, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Instrumental harm toward animals in a milgram-like experiment in France: The role of nonpathological personality traits

    Bègue, L. & Vezirian, K., 2024, Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence: A Psycho-Criminological Understanding. Chan, H. C. & Wong, R. W. Y. (eds.). USA: Wiley-Liss, p. 111-127 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapterpeer-review

  • Analytic cognitive style is inversely related to meat consumption

    Bègue, L. & Vezirian, K., Oct 2023, In: Personality and Individual Differences. 212, 112269.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • The blind obedience of others: a better than average effect in a Milgram-like experiment

    Bègue, L. & Vezirian, K., 15 Mar 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Ethics and Behavior. 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • The Gender Gap in Animal Experimentation Support: The Mediating Roles of Empathy and Speciesism

    Vezirian, K. & Bègue, L., 2023, In: Anthrozoos. 36, 6, p. 1115-1127 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    1 Citation (Web of Science)