A round table was organized by the Dijon's House of Human Sciences, jointly to the night of the researchers on 2015.09.25. Discussion was about research operations and scientific events to come in 2015/16.
This exchange shows a sight of different research programs, to be developed or in current developing, brought forward by the Human Sciences House. It can be seen as a testimony of dynamism embodied by research teams in Human and Social Sciences, involved in knowledge and social innovation production.
The Dijon’s House of Human Sciences is a dynamic collective structure gathering 15 labs, with proper skills, which underpins interactions between different scientific fields, but also with partners from others fields facing development challenges.
Presentation of search operations 2015/2016 program of scientific events carried by the House of Human Sciences in Dijon, through examples presented by researchers.
RepMut was part of this event and was introduced in this symposium.
REPMUT: Diagnosis of relations and social positionings in the Company
Charlotte JOLY, PhD student in social psychology, laboratory of Socio-Psychology and Management of Sport (SPMS) - UBFC
Florent MANGIN, PhD, SPMS, RepMut projet ingeneer, SATT (Society of Technology Transfer Acceleration), Grand Est - UBFC
This between social categories diagnostic tool lies on Mutual Representations. It was conceived as an educational and research tool in social psychology, illustrating the already known discrimination mechanisms but also those to be discovered. Today, it can be used in multiple and various fields.
For example, facing the increasing interest in ageism and in order to improve the life quality at work, a study has been conducted among nurses, stating that juniors as well as seniors prefer to work with people of their own generation. The diagnosis demonstrated that juniors valuate themselves by stigmatizing seniors. The latter assume a high status by demeaning (degrading) juniors.
Departing from every actor’s produced representations, a remediation workshop could be suggested in order to construct the appropriate positionings and social climate for intergenerational working.
In a wider perspective, the RepMut tool can be considered as a decision-making support and is relevent to various situations as it relies on fundamental psychosocial mechanisms.
Different fields have been recovered and investigated, like HR, buildings sectors, penitentiary environment, sport, education, immigration, automotive innovation…
The group of researchers working for and within RepMut form a « Business Unit » offering services to companies and organizations in order to, on one hand, help them revealing the positions adopted by their social actors, and, on the other hand, to provide recommendations, which permit to alleviate or resolve conflicts between groups, happening or not on a conscious basis.
Francis Aubert opening speech (MSH director)
REPMUT Diagnosis of relations and social positionings in the Company
With C. Joly (PhD SPMS lab) et F. Mangin (PhD student SPMS lab)