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Université de Neuchâtel

Disfluent Responses to Job Interview Questions and What They Entail

Brosy, Julie ; Bangerter, Adrian ; Mayor, Eric

In: Discourse Processes, 2016, vol. 53, p. 371-391

Conversation is governed by expectations of timely responding. Violations of these expectations are grounds for inference by other participants. These inferences may be at odds with identities respondents try to project. In job interviews, candidates’ responses are used to make hiring decisions. Candidates trade off between (1) delaying response initiation to search for an appropriate response...

Université de Neuchâtel

Storytelling in the Selection Interview? How Applicants Respond to Past Behavior Questions

Bangerter, Adrian ; Corvalan, Paloma ; Cavin, Charlotte

In: Journal of Business and Psychology, 2014, vol. 29, no. 4, p. 593–604

Purpose Increased use of past behavior questions makes it important to understand applicants’ responses. Past behavior questions are designed to elicit stories from applicants. Four research questions were addressed: How do applicants respond to past behavior questions, in particular, how frequent are stories? When applicants produce stories, what narrative elements do they contain? Is...

Université de Neuchâtel

Hospital staff corridor conversations : work in passing

González-Martínez, Esther ; Bangerter, Adrian ; Lê Van, Kim ; Navarro, Cécile

In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2016, vol. 72, no. 3, p. 521-532

Aims: First, to document the prevalence of corridor occupations and conversations among the staff of a hospital clinic, and their main features. Second, to examine the activities accomplished through corridor conversations and their interactional organization. Background: Despite extensive research on mobility in hospital work, we still know fairly little about the prevalence...

Université de Neuchâtel

Attitudes of coaches towards the use of computer-based technology in coaching

Otte, Sebastian ; Bangerter, Adrian ; Britsch, Mirjam ; Wüthrich, Urs

In: Published in Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 2014, vol. 66, no. 1, p. 38-52

Coaching has become a widespread development practice. From executives to private individuals, people seek for help from professional coaches to achieve their goals. Computer technology might make coaching practice more efficient and more accessible. Parts of the coaching process could be automated and face-to-face sessions replaced by Web-based communication. However, coaches and clients might...

Université de Neuchâtel

Personal trajectories, collective memories: Remembering and the life-course

de Saint Laurent, Constance

In: Culture & Psychology, 2017, vol. 23, no. 2, p. 263-279

How do we understand the broad history to which we belong? What meaning do we give to it and what role does it have in our lives? This paper proposes to approach collective memory from the perspective of the subject, adopting a developmental perspective to explore how people build specific relations and representations of the historical past. Building on the literature on collective remembering...

Université de Neuchâtel

“I would rather be hanged than agree with you!”: Collective Memory and the Definition of the Nation in Parliamentary Debates on Immigration

de Saint Laurent, Constance

In: Outlines. Critical Practices Studies, 2014, vol. 15, no. 3, p. 22-53

This paper explores the meaning attributed to the national group as an entry point into how boundaries between the in-group and the out-group are formed. To do so, it focuses on the representation of the past of the group, taken as a symbolic resource able to produce a raison d’être for national groups, and does so within a dialogical framework. Using the transcripts of the French...