Eric Mayor, Maître-assistant


Université de Neuchâtel
Institut de Psychologie du Travail et des Organisations
2e étage, bureau E227
Rue Emile-Argand 11
CH - 2000 Neuchâtel

Tél. + 41 32 718 13 21
E-mail : eric.mayor@unine.ch

Personal webpage: ResearchGate
CV: CV incl. publications


2011 PhD, University of Neuchâtel
2006 Certificate of Specialist in Communication and marketing, CEFCO
2004 M.Sc. in Psychology, University of Lausanne

Professional experience

Since 2018 Senior scientific collaborator, University of Neuchâtel - in collaboration with EPFL and UNIL
Since 2013 Senior researcher and lecturer, University of Neuchâtel
2012 – 2014 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Neuchâtel
2011 Visiting researcher, ICAR / CNRS, University of Lyon
2008 – 2011 Research assistant, University of Neuchâtel

Research interests

  • Artificial intelligence and recruiting (job interviews)
  • Stress, health and interventions
  • Social roles and social representations/li>
  • Group communication / Team coordination
  • Employee retention

Editorial activities

Editorial board: Frontiers in Psychology (Review editor)
Journal reviewer: British Medical Journal Open, Public Understanding of Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Political Psychology, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, Qualitative Health Research, Swiss Journal of Psychology, Nursing Open, and the International Journal of Nursing Studies.
Grant reviews Swiss National Science Foundation, Medical Research Council (UK), French National Research Agency


  • Knutsen, D., Bangerter, A., & Mayor, E. (2019). Procedural coordination in the matching task. Collabra, 5, 3.
  • Bianchi, R., Mayor, E., Schonfeld, I. S., & Laurent, E. (2018). Burnout and depressive symptoms are not primarily linked to perceived organizational problems. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 23, 1094-1105.
  • Bianchi, R., Laurent, E., Schonfeld, I. S., Bietti, L. M., & Mayor, E. (2018). Memory bias toward emotional information in burnout and depression. Journal of Health Psychology. (advance online publication).
  • Bietti, L., Bangerter, A., & Mayor, E. (2017). The interactive shaping of social learning in transmission chains. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink & E.Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1641-1646). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Faniko, K., Burckhardt, T., Sarrasin, O., Lorenzi-Cioldi, F., Øyslebø Sørensen, S., & Mayor, E. (2017). Quota women threaten men: Unveiling the (counter-) stereotypization of beneficiaries of affirmative action policies. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 76, 107–116.
  • Mayor, E., & Bietti, L. (2017). Ethnomethodological studies of nurse-patient and nurse-relative interactions: A scoping review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 70, 46-57.
  • Bianchi, R., Schonfeld, I. S., Mayor, E., & Laurent, E. (2016). Burnout-depression overlap: A study of New Zealand schoolteachers. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 45, 4-11.
  • Brosy, J., Bangerter, A., & Mayor, E. (2016). Disfluent Responses to Job Interview Questions and What They Entail. Discourse Processes, 53, 371-391.
  • Fasel, N., Sarrasin, O., Green, E. G. T. , & Mayor, E. (2016). Who is to blame? Official discourse and ethnic diversity attitudes during the 2011 riots in England. Political Psychology, 5, 559-675.
  • Faniko, K., Lorenzi-Cioldi, F., Sarrasin, O., & Mayor, E. (Eds.) (2016). Gender and social hierarchies. Perspectives from social psychology. London: Routledge.
  • Mayor, E. (2015). Learning predictive analytics with R. Birmingham: Packt Publishing.
  • Mayor, E., & Bangerter, A. (2015). Managing perturbations during handover meetings: a joint activity framework. Nursing Open, 2, 130-140.
  • Mayor, E., & Gamaiunova, L. (2015). Mobile device-based mindfulness intervention promotes emotional regulation during anticipatory stress. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communication and Applications, 16(9), e1. Initially published in Proceedings of the 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare (pp. 258-262). ICST (Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering).
  • Mayor, E. (2015). Gender roles and traits in stress and health. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 779.
  • Mayor, E. & Gamaiunova, L. (2014). Using wearable technology for psychophysiological experiments. Gender roles and cognitive appraisal impact cardiac response to socio-evaluative stress. In K. S. Nikita, N. Bourbakis, B. Lo, D. I. Fotiadis, Y. Hao and A. Kiourti (Eds.) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare (pp 15-18). Athens: IEEE.
  • Sarrasin, O., Mayor, E., & Faniko, K. (2014). Gender traits and cognitive appraisal in young adults: The mediating role of locus of control. Sex Roles, 70, 122-133.
  • Roulin, N., Mayor, E., & Bangerter, A. (2014). How to satisfy and retain personnel despite job market shortage? Multilevel predictors of nurses’ job satisfaction and intent to leave.Swiss Journal of Psychology, 73, 13-24.
  • Mayor, E., Eicher, V., Bangerter, A., Gilles, I., Clémence, A., & Green, E. G. T. (2013). Dynamic social representations of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic: shifting patterns of sense-making and blame. Public Understanding of Science, 22, 1011-1024.
  • Mayor, E., & Bangerter, A. (2013). Coordinating turning while walking and talking. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Cooperative minds: social interaction and group dynamics. Proceedings of the 35th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science society (pp. 3002 - 3007). Austin: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Bangerter, A., & Mayor, E. (2013). Lexical entrainment without conceptual pacts? Revisiting the matching task. Proceedings of the Workshop Production of referring expressions: bridging the gap between cognitive and computational approaches to reference.
  • Bangerter, A., & Mayor, E. (2013). Interactional theories of communication. In P. J. Schulz & P. Cobley (Eds.), Handbook of communication science, Vol. 1: Theories and models of communication (pp. 257-271). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Mayor, E., Bangerter A. & Aribot M. (2012). Task uncertainty and communication during nursing shift handovers. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68, 1956–1966.
  • Mayor, E. (2011). Adaptability of nursing handovers: contingency theory shows the limits of standardization. Studies in Communication Sciences, 11, 173-194.
  • Bangerter, A., Mayor, E., & Pekarek Doehler, S. (2011). Reported speech in conversational storytelling during nursing shift handover meetings. Discourse Processes, 48, 183-214.