Lahlou, Saadi


Professor Saadi Lahlou  

Department

Position held

Department of Social Psychology

Director

Experience keywords:

social psychology; privacy; societal psychology; information technology; innovation; design; social representations; sustainability; organisational science; cognitive science

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I am a relativist who came to believe that we must address real world issues. I spent 7 years in consumer research and 15 years in industry; I have managed 4 units.
I enjoy tough theoretical discussions, in-depth field work, collaboration, and a glass of good wine on occasion.
Please note I am on sabbatical this academic year 2013-2014.

My current research focuses on: the distribution of determinants of human behavior between the physical space, mental space and social space; the transfer of knowledge in organisations with information and communication technology; innovation processes, especially involving participative design; and digital ethnography. I have also recently developed new investigation techniques using statistical text mining, video and participative design. I am especially excited about the 'subcam', a wearable miniature video-camera included in glasses that provides a detailed first-person recording of the subject's activity, which I claim brings groundbreaking results in the understanding of human behaviour.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

ConsultancyEnergyEnvironmentInformation TechnologyMedia Technology and New MediaTelecommunications

Countries and regions to which research relates:

All

Languages:

French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Radio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6795

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2013

Howarth, Caroline and Campbell, Catherine and Cornish, Flora and Franks, Bradley and Garcia-Lorenzo, Lucia and Gillespie, Alex and Gleibs, Ilka H. and Goncalves-Portelinha, I. and Jovchelovitch, Sandra and Lahlou, Saadi and Mannell, Jenevieve Claire and Reader, Tom W. and Tennant, C. (2013) Insights from societal psychology: a contextual politics of societal change Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 1 (1). 364-384. ISSN 2195-3325

2012

Schonhardt-Bailey, Cheryl and Yager, Edward and Lahlou, Saadi (2012) Yes, Ronald Reagan’s rhetoric was unique—but statistically, how unique? Presidential Studies Quarterly, 42 (3). 482-513. ISSN 1741-5705

Glăveanu, Vlad Petre and Lahlou, Saadi (2012) Through the creator's eyes: using the subjective camera to study craft creativity Creativity Research Journal, 24 (2-3). 152-162. ISSN 1040-0419

Lahlou, Saadi and Nosulenko, Valery and Samoylenko, Elena (2012) La numérisation du travail. Théories, méthodes et expérimentations Collection EDF R & D. Technique & Doc, Paris, France. ISBN 9782734014247

2011

Lahlou, Saadi, ed (2011) Case studies in sustainable consumption and production: energy use and the built environment (system innovation for sustainability) System Innovation for Sustainability, 4. Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, UK. ISBN 9781906093259

Lahlou, Saadi (2011) Difusão de representações e inteligência coletiva distribuída In: Oliveira Almeida de, Angela Maria and Fátima Souza Santos de, Maria and Trindade, Zeidi Araújo, (eds.) Teoria Das Representações Sociais - 50 Anos. TechnoPolitik Editora, Brasilia, Brazil, 59-97.

Lahlou, Saadi and Charter, Martin and Woolman, Tim and Tukker, Arnold (2011) Introduction In: Case Studies in Sustainable Consumption and Production: Energy Use and the Built Environment. System innovation for sustainability (4). Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, UK, 1-5. ISBN 9781906093259

Lahlou, Saadi and Charter, Martin and Woolman, Tim and Tukker, Arnold (2011) Conclusions: Steps towards more sutainble energy use in housing In: Case Studies in Sustainable Consumption and Production: Energy Use and the Built Environment. System innovation for sustainability (4). Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, UK, 177-213. ISBN 9781906093259

Lahlou, Saadi and Abric, Jean-Claude (2011) What are the “elements” of a representation? Papers on Social Representations, 20. 20.1-20.10 . ISSN 1021-5573

Lahlou, Saadi (2011) Socio-cognitive issues in human-centered design for the real world In: Boy, Guy, (ed.) The Handbook of Human-Machine Interaction: a Human-Centered Design Approach. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, UK, 165-189. ISBN 9780754675808

Lahlou, Saadi (2011) Diffusion des représentations et intelligence collective distribuée In: Oliveira Almeida de, Angela Maria and Fátima Souza Santos de, Maria and Trindade, Zeidi Araújo, (eds.) Teoria Das Representações Sociais - 50 Anos. TechnoPolitik Editora, Brasilia, Brazil, 59-97.

Lahlou, Saadi and Charter, Martin and Woolman, Tim (2011) Energy use in houses and buildings and sustainable consumption In: Lahlou, Saadi, (ed.) System Innovation for Sustainability 4: Case Studies in Sustainable Consumption and Production — Energy Use and the Built Enviro. Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, UK, 6-26. ISBN 9781906093259

Lahlou, Saadi (2011) How can we capture the subject's perspective? An evidence-based approach for the social scientist Social Science Information, 50 (4). 607-655. ISSN 0539-0184

Lahlou, Saadi (2011) How can we capture the subject's perspective? an evidence-based approach for the social scientist Social Science Information, 50 (3-4). 607-655. ISSN 0539-0184

2010

Challamel, M.-J. and Lahlou, Saadi and Debilly, G. (2010) Sourires spontanés et mimiques faciales du nouveau-né : une approche sur le rôle du sommeil paradoxal au cours du développement Médecine du Sommeil, 7 (2). 45-54. ISSN 1769-4493

Lahlou, Saadi (2010) Digitization and transmission of human experience Social Science Information, 49 (3). 291-327. ISSN 0539-0184

Le Bellu, Sophie and Lahlou, Saadi (2010) Comment capter le savoir incorporé dans un geste métier du point de vue de l’opérateur? Isdm: Informations, Savoirs, Décisions, Médiations (36). ISSN 1265-499X

Le Bellu, Sophie and Lahlou, Saadi and Nosulenko, Valery (2010) Capture and transfer the knowledge embodied in a professional act Social Science Information, 49 (3). 371-413. ISSN 0539-0184

Lahlou, Saadi (2010) L’effet du contexte dans la mise en pratique des représentations. educação e Cultura Contemporânea, 7 (15). 129-156. ISSN 1807-2194

Lahlou, Saadi (2010) Contexte et intention dans la détermination de l’activité: une nouvelle topique des motivations Intellectica: Revue de L'association Pour la Recherche Cognitive, 53-54. ISSN 0769-4113

Lahlou, Saadi, ed (2010) System innovation for sustainability 4 Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, UK. ISBN 9781906093259

2009

Lahlou, Saadi, ed (2009) Designing user friendly augmented work environments Springer, London, UK. ISBN 9781848000971

Lahlou, Saadi (2009) Supporting collaboration with augmented environments: design and dissemination issues In: Dillenbourg, Pierre and Huang, Jeffrey and Cherubini, Mauro, (eds.) Interactive Artifacts and Furniture Supporting Collaborative Work and Learning. Computer-supported collaborative learning series (10). Spinger Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 75-93. ISBN 9780387772332

Lahlou, Saadi and Nosulenko, Valery and Samoylenko , E. (2009) SUBCAM technology as an instrument in psychological science Experimental Psychology (1). 72-80. ISSN 2072-7593

Lahlou, Saadi (2009) Experimental reality: principles for the design of augmented environments In: Lahlou, Saadi, (ed.) Designing User Friendly Augmented Work Environments: From Meeting Rooms to Digital Collaborative Spaces. Computer supported cooperative work . Springer, London, UK, 113-158. ISBN 9781848000971

2008

Lahlou, Saadi (2008) L'Objet et sa représentation dans l'activité du sujet In: Tartas, Valérie and Duvignau, Karine, (eds.) La Construction De L'objet: Approches Interdisciplinaires. Éditions Le Manuscrit, Paris, France, 129-156. ISBN 9782304005462

Lahlou, Saadi (2008) Améliorer l'installation du monde avec ses utilisateurs In: Stiegler, Bernard, (ed.) Le Design De Nos Existences: a L'époque De L'innovation Ascendante. Mille et Une Nuits, Paris, France, 125-155. ISBN 9782755500752

Lahlou, Saadi (2008) Cognitive technologies, social science and the three-layered leopardskin of change Social Science Information, 47 (3). 227-251. ISSN 0539-0184

Tukker, Arnold and Emmert, Sophie and Charter, Martin and Vezzoli, Carlo and Sto, Eivind and Andersen, Maj Munch and Geerken, Theo and Tischner, Ursula and Lahlou, Saadi (2008) Fostering change to sustainable consumption and production: an evidence based view Journal of Cleaner Production, 16 (11). 1218-1225. ISSN 0959-6526

Lahlou, Saadi (2008) Identity, social status, privacy and face-keeping in digital society Social Science Information, 47 (3). 299-330. ISSN 0539-0184

2007

Lahlou, Saadi (2007) L’activité de réunion à distance Réseaux, 5 (144). 59-101. ISSN 0751-7971

Streitz, Norbert and Prante, Thorsten and Röcker, Carsten and Van Alphen, Daniel and Stenzel, Richard and Magerkurth, Carsten and Lahlou, Saadi and Nosulenko, Valery and Jegou, Francois and Sonder, Frank and Plewe, Daniela (2007) Smart artefacts as affordances for awareness in distributed teams In: Streitz, Norbert and Kameas, Achilles and Mavrommati, Irene, (eds.) The Disappearing Computer. Lecture notes in computer science: information systems and applications, incl. internet/web, and HCI (4500). Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany, 3-29. ISBN 9783540727255

2006

Lahlou, Saadi (2006) Les systèmes et niveaux de détermination du comportement alimentaire Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique, 41 (5). 273-278. ISSN 0007-9960

Lahlou, Saadi (2006) L'activité du point de vue de l'acteur et la question de l'intersubjectivité: Huit années d'expériences avec des caméras miniaturisées fixées au front des acteurs (subcams) Communications (80). 209-234. ISSN 0588-8018

2005

Lahlou, Saadi and Langheinrich, Marc and Röcker, Carsten (2005) Privacy and trust issues with invisible computers Communications of the ACM, 48 (3). 59-60. ISSN 0001-0782

Taylor, Howard and Fieldman, George and Lahlou, Saadi (2005) Impact of a threatening e-mail reprimand on the recipient's blood pressure Journal of Managerial Psychology, 20 (1). 43-50. ISSN 0268-3946

Lahlou, Saadi (2005) Peut-on changer les comportements alimentaires? Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique, 40 (2). 91-96. ISSN 0007-9960

2004

Lahlou, Saadi and Jegou, François (2004) European disappearing computer privacy design guidelines, Version 1.1 Ambient Agora-s IST 2000-25134, version 1.1. Ambient Agoras.

2003

Lahlou, Saadi (2003) L'exploration des représentations à partir des dictionnaires In: Abric, Jean-Claude, (ed.) Méthodes D'étude des Réprésentations Sociales. Eres Editions, Toulouse, France, 37-58. ISBN 9782749201238

Lahlou, Saadi (2003) L’exploration des représentations sociales à partir des dictionnaires In: Abric, Jean-Claude. , (ed.) Méthodes D'étude des Représentations Sociales . Éres, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France, 37-58. ISBN 9782749201238

2002

Lahlou, Saadi (2002) La vraie valeur des repas: manger et imaginer Sciences Humaines (128). 32-35. ISSN 0996-6994

Lahlou, Saadi and Nosulenko, Valery and Samoylenko, Elena (2002) Un cadre méthodologique pour le design des environnements augmentés Social Science Information Studies, 41 (4). 471-530. ISSN 0143-6236

Lahlou, Saadi (2002) Travail de bureau et débordement cognitif In: Jourdan, Marc and Theureau, Jacques, (eds.) Charge Mentale: Notion Floue et Vrai Problème. Octarès, Paris, France, 73-91. ISBN 2906769-894

2001

Lahlou, Saadi (2001) La relation prime le contenu In: Buschini, Fabrice and Kalampalikis, Nikos, (eds.) Penser la Vie, Le Social, la Nature: Mélanges En L'honneur De Serge Moscovici. Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris, France, 495-503. ISBN 9782735109067

Lahlou, Saadi (2001) Functional aspects of social representations In: Deaux, Kay, (ed.) Representations of the Social: Bridging Theoretical Traditions. Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 131-146. ISBN 9780631215349

Lahlou, Saadi (2001) Text mining methods: an answer to Chartier and Meunier Papers on Social Representations, 20 (38). 1-7. ISSN 1021-5573

2000

Lahlou, Saadi (2000) La cognition au travail et ses outils: débordement, révolution, distribution Intellectica: Revue de L'association Pour la Recherche Cognitive (30). 7-17. ISSN 0769-4113

Lahlou, Saadi (2000) Comment éviter la surcharge informationnelle? Epure , 65. 29-45. ISSN 0758-489X

Lahlou, Saadi (2000) Attracteurs cognitifs et travail de bureau Intellectica: Revue de L'association Pour la Recherche Cognitive (30). 75-113. ISSN 0769-4113

Folch, Helka and Habert, Benoît and Lahlou, Saadi (2000) Navigable topic maps for overlaying multiple acquired semantic classifications Markup Languages: Theory and Practice, 2 (3). 269-280. ISSN 1099-6622

1999

Lahlou, Saadi (1999) Des aliments tu feras medecine: Hippocrate revisite Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique, 34 (2). 108-113. ISSN 0007-9960

Lahlou, Saadi (1999) Le traitement de l'information par le bureau In: Lenay, Charles and Havelange, Véronique, (eds.) Mémoire De la Technique et Techniques De la Mémoire. Eres, Paris, 109-127. ISBN 2865866556

Lahlou, Saadi (1999) Observing cognitive work in offices In: Streitz, Norbert and Siegel, J and Hartkopf, V and Konomi, S, (eds.) Cooperative Buildings. Integrating Information, Organizations, and Architecture. Lecture notes in computer science (1670). Springer, Berlin, 150-163. ISBN 9783540665960

1998

Lahlou, Saadi (1998) Penser-manger Psychologie sociale. Les Presses Universitaires de France, Paris. ISBN 9782130491361

Lahlou, Saadi (1998) Le pacte psychosocial: comprendre l’objet de l’autre

Lahlou, Saadi (1998) Faire face à la double contrainte dans les organisations. Bulletin d'information des Cadres Edf-Gdf, 35 (1). 37-47. ISSN 0295-6098

Lahlou, Saadi (1998) The subjective camera (« SUBCAM »): a new technique for studying representations in context

Lahlou, Saadi and Folch, Helka (1998) Quelques stratégies pour l’exploitation de gros corpus en analyse des données textuelles In: Mellet, Sylvie, (ed.) Jadt 1998. 4èmes Journées Internationales D'analyse Statistique des Données Textuelles. Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, 381-390. ISBN 2864840057

1997

Lahlou, Saadi (1997) Pour quelle espèce travaillons-nous? Ethique des Affaires, L'évid. 73-79. ISSN 1261-7121

Bellisle, France and Fricker, Jacques and Preziosi, Paul and Chauve, Louis and Lahlou, Saadi (1997) Consommation d'édulcorants intenses et attitudes alimentaires. Résultats d'un pré-test de l'étude Cahiers de Nutrition et Diététique, 32 (5). 321-326. ISSN 0007-9960

Lahlou, Saadi (1996) La modélisation de représentations sociales à partir de l'analyse d'un corpus de définitions In: Martin, Eveline, (ed.) Informatique Textuelle. Etudes de semantique lexicale (3). Didier Erudition, Paris, France, 55-98. ISBN 9782864602774

Lahlou, Saadi (1996) Experts, industriels, médias, consommateurs, institutions: comment les représentations des acteurs et le marché se co-construisent In: Giachetti, Ismène, (ed.) Identités des Mangeurs, IMAges des Aliments. Polytechnica, Paris, France, 123-150. ISBN 9782840540427

Lahlou, Saadi (1996) Propagation of social representations Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 26 (2). 157-175. ISSN 0021-8308

Lahlou, Saadi (1996) The role of artifacts in the co-construction of social representations

Lahlou, Saadi (1996) A method to extract social representations from linguistic corpora Japanese Journal of Experimental Social Psychology., 35 (3). 278-391. ISSN 1348-6276

1995

Lahlou, Saadi and Duet, D. (1995) Une expérience de recherche interdisciplinaire de collaboration recherche-entreprise: les liens entre valeurs, identité et stratégie dans les Caisses d'Epargne In: Allemand, Sylvain, (ed.) Sciences Sociales et Entreprises: Histoires De Partenariats. Collection dynamiques d'entreprises. L'Harmattan : ANVIE, Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris, 179-210.

Lahlou, Saadi (1995) La mesure des effets de réseau In: Callon, Michel and Laredo, Philippe and Mustar, Philippe, (eds.) la Gestion Stratégique De la Recherche et De la Technologie. Collection innovation. Economica, Paris, 389-414. ISBN 978-2717828535

Lahlou, Saadi (1995) Les représentations du bien manger In: Nicolas, François and Valceschini, Egizio, (eds.) Agro-Alimentaire: Une Économie De la Qualité. Inra / Economica, Paris, France, 51-64. ISBN 9782738005700

Lahlou, Saadi (1995) Lexical analysis: an approach to social representations of food In: Feichtinger, Elfriede, (ed.) Current Research Into Eating Practices : Contributions of Social Sciences : 16. Annual Scientific Meeting of Agev and European I. AGEV publication series (10). Umschau Zeitschriftenverlag Breidenstein, Frankfurt am Main.

Lahlou, Saadi (1995) Qualitative market research and product development: representations of food and marketing challenges In: Dubé, Laurette and Le Bel, Jordan L. and Tougas, Christiane and Troche, Viviane, (eds.) Health and Pleasure at the Table: Proceedings From an International Symposium Held in Montreal, Canada, May 24th to 27th, 1994. Enjeux actuels du marketing dans l'alimentation et la restauration, Montreal, Canada, 261-281.

1994

Lahlou, Saadi (1994) Ce que m'a dit le grand Robert sur la magie alimentaire In: Fischler, Claude, (ed.) Manger Magique: Aliments Sorciers, Croyances Comestibles. Mutations (149). Editions Autrement, Paris, France, 109-119.

Lahlou, Saadi (1994) L'analyse lexicale Variances (3). 13-24. ISSN 1266-4499

1993

Lahlou, Saadi (1993) A method for measuring network effects in scientific cooperation Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique (40). 64-89. ISSN 0759-1063

Beaudouin, Valérie and Lahlou, Saadi and Yvon, François (1993) Réponse à une question ouverte: incidence du mode de questionnement In: Actes des Secondes Journées Internationales D'analyse Statistique De Données Textuelles : [Montpellier, 21 et 22 Octobre 1993]. École Nationale Supérieure de Télécommunications, Paris, France, 133-145.

1992

Lahlou, Saadi (1992) Consommer pour vivre ou vivre pour consommer? In: Cordellier, Serge and Paccalet, Isabelle, (eds.) L'etat De la France: 1992. Collection l'etat du monde. Editions La Decouverte, Paris, France, 80-84.

Lahlou, Saadi (1992) Genèse et perception de la notion de qualité chez les consommateurs In: Comprendre et Évaluer la Qualité: Rapport Au Ministère De la Recherche et De L'espace, Secteur "Conception De Produits- Design".. Cahier de recherche (Centre de recherche pour l'étude et l'observation des conditions de vie), (39). CRÉDOC, Paris, France.

Lahlou, Saadi (1992) Si je vous dis ''bien manger'', à quoi pensez - vous? Consommation et Modes de Vie (69). 1-4. ISSN 0295-9976

1990

Lahlou, Saadi (1990) L'enquête du Crédoc sur les comportements alimentaires des français Le Progrès Technique - Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France, "L'agro-Industrie"., 1. CRÉDOC , Paris, France.

Lahlou, Saadi (1990) Les produits allégés et les modes de vie: la poule, l'oeuf et les médias In: Les Modes Alimentaires. Les Papiers : revue du Groupe de Recherches Socio-économiques (7). Presses Universitaires du Mirail, Toulouse, 15-27.


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I was first trained as a statistician and economist at the ENSAE in Paris, then studied human biology, did my PhD in social psychology at EHESS with Pr. Serge Moscovici, and my HDR (habilitation as a research director) at Université de Provence with Pr. Jean-Claude Abric.

I directed the research department on consumer studies at Credoc – Centre for the Study of Lifestyles and Social Policies, Paris (1987-1993); a research unit on organizations at Electricité de France (1993-1997); founded the Laboratory of Design for Cognition at EDF R&D, which I directed until 2009, also being strategic adviser for information technology to the director of EDF R&D, and a member of the evaluation committee of the French Prime Minister office's Commissariat Général du Plan.
View my Video guide of the Laboratory of Design for Cognition at EDF.

In parallel to my career in industry, I continued basic research in social psychology and cognitive science at the Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale at EHESS, where I held research seminars for the last twelve years; as scientific director of the Cognitive Technologies program at Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme since 1998 and as associate CNRS research director at Centre Edgar Morin (CNRS-EHESS). I joined LSE in 2009 and was head of the department of Social Psychology at LSE from 2009 to 2013

 

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