Yann Bouzidi

Office 5154, Uni-Mail

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 96 20
Fax: +41 (0)22 3799219
University of Geneva
40, Bd. du Pont d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4

Research Interests

Affect, motivation, volition, goal striving, goal shielding, effort mobilization, psychophysiology, self-regulation, self-control, cognitive conflict.


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June 2018 Master in Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Thesis: The moderating role of volition on the impact of mood on effort mobilization
Advisors: Prof. Guido H. E. Gendolla, Dr. Nicolas Silvestrini
June 2016 Bachelor in Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
April 2016 Certification in FACS coding (Facial Action Coding System)

Professional experience

September 2018-Present Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Geneva, Switzerland
September 2015 -
June 2018
Student Assistant, Human Behavior Analysis Laboratory, University of Geneva, Switzerland (Dr. Stéphane With)


Journal articles

Bouzidi, Y.S., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (in press). Cognitive conflict is not always effortful: Task difficulty’s moderating effect on cardiac response. Psychophysiology.

Bouzidi, Y. S., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2023). Action-orientation shields against primed cognitive conflict effects on effort-related cardiac response. Psychophysiology, 60: e14407. doi: 10.1111/psyp.14407

Bouzidi, Y. S., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2023). Is cognitive conflict really effortful? Conflict priming and shielding effects on cardiac response. Psychophysiology, 60: e14169. doi: 10.1111/psyp.14169

Bouzidi, Y. S., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2022). Individual differences in action-state orientation moderate task difficulty effects on effort-related cardiac response. Psychophysiology, 60: e14238. doi: 10.1111/psyp.14238s

Bouzidi, Y.S.*, Falk, J.R.*, Chanal, J., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2022). Choosing task characteristics oneself justifies effort: A study on cardiac response and the critical role of task difficulty. Motivation Science, 8, 230-238. doi: 10.1037/mot0000269 *=shared first authorship

Bouzidi, Y.S., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2022). A French version of the Action Control Scale (ACS-Fr): Psychometric properties and predictive power. Swiss Psychology Open. doi: 10.5334/spo.37

Gendolla, G.H.E., Bouzidi, Y.S., Arvaniti, S., Gollwitzer, P.M., & Oettingen, G. (2021). Task choice immunizes against incidental affective influences in volition. Motivation Science, 7, 229-241. doi: 10.1037/mot0000225