Jean-François BONNEFON

Senior researcher

Axe de recherche


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Jean-François Bonnefon received a PhD in cognitive psychology and is a CNRS research director (TSM Research-Toulouse School of Economics-IAST). He received the bronze medal of the CNRS, is a senior associate editor of Cognition, and a member of several other editorial boards.

His work appeared in 100+ publications, including articles in Science, Psychological Science, Psychological Review, and Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

  • Domaines de recherche

    Trust and cooperation

  • Moral Psychology

  • Theory of Mind

  • Behavioral economics

  • Articles (ranked journals)

    BONNEFON, J. F., "The pros and cons of identifying critical thinking with System 2 processing", Topoi, March 2018, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 113–119

  • Articles (non ranked journals)

    CRANDALL, J. W., M.OUDAH, I.-O.TENNOM, S.ADBALLAH, J.-F.BONNEFON - "Cooperating with machines" - 2018, Nature Communications

    AWAD, E., S.DSOUZA, R.KIM, J.SCHULZ, A.SHARIFF, J.-F.BONNEFON, I.RAHWAN - "The Moral Machine experiment" - 2018, Nature

    SIROTA, M., M.JUANCHICH, J.-F.BONNEFON - "“1-in-X” bias: “1-in-X” format causes overestimation of health-related risks." - 2018, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied

  • Press articles, interviews

    BONNEFON, J.-F. - "J'ai «conduit» une voiture autonome." - 2017, Les Echos Week-End

    BONNEFON, J.-F. - "Le dilemme cruel des voitures autonomes." - 2017, France Inter

    BONNEFON, J.-F. - "Voiture autonome : il y aura des accidents mais moins qu'actuellement." - 2017, Sciences et Avenir

  • International conventions

    HOPFENSITZ, A., J.-F.BONNEFON, W.DE NEYS, "The modular nature of trustworthiness detection" in 18th Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)., 2017, Granada, Spain

  • Conferences, symposiums, workshops

    AWAD, E., S.DSOUZA, J.-F.BONNEFON, A.SHARIFF, I.RAHWAN, "Global survey of autonomous vehicle ethics using the trolley problem paradigm" 3rd International Conference on Computational Social Science. 2017, Cologne, Germany

    BORAU, S., J. F.BONNEFON, "Gendered products confer asymmetric benefits to the mate value of male and female consumers" European Human Behaviour and Evolution Conference (EHBEA). 2017, Paris, France

    LESPIAU, F., J. F.BONNEFON, A.TRICOT, "Primary domain-general vs. secondary domain-specic knowledge: Is there a link between the two?" 17th Biennial EARLI Conference. 2017, Tampere, Finland

    AWAD, E., M.KLEIMAN-WEINER, S.DSOUZA, J.-F.BONNEFON, A.SHARI?F, "Moral responsibility for suboptimal death toll across vehicle automation regimes" 3rd International Conference on Computational Social Science. 2017, Cologne, Germany

  • Invited speaker

    BONNEFON, J.-F., D.KRASNOSHTAN, I.RAHWAN, A. P.TOTH, A.SHARIFF - "Keynote speaker: Cognitive and moral reection across social networks" - 2015, Sweden

  • Books

    BONNEFON, J.-F., Reasoning unbound: Thinking about morality, delusion, and democracy, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017

  • Chapters of books

    JUANCHICH, M., M.SIROTA, J.-F.BONNEFON, "Verbal uncertainty" in Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics., C. Cummins, & N. Katsos Eds, Oxford University Press, 2018