Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) “Doc.CH” Doctoral Research Fellow
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Loïs Fournier is a Ph.D. Researcher in Psychological Sciences (2022-2026). He graduated from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2021 with an M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology. His current research focuses on the application of structural equation modeling and network analysis to examine how psychological constructs (e.g., addictive behaviors, impulsive behaviors) are conceptualized by their corresponding psychometric instruments.
In our original research article entitled “Deconstructing the components model of addiction: an illustration through “addictive” use of social media” (Fournier et al., 2023), we showed that the Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale, a six-item psychometric instrument derived from the components model of addiction to assess social media “addiction”, d...
Background and aims: Despite its inclusion in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, there is a virtual paucity of high-quality scientific evidence about compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD), especially in underrepresented and underserved populations. Therefore, we comprehensively examined CSBD across 42 countries,...
The present commentary aims to extend the work conducted by Karhulahti et al. (2022), and more specifically to follow one of the research directions that they suggested but did not preregister, that is, to capitalize on network analysis (an item-based psychometric approach) to reinforce or – in contrast – to nuance the view that the four gaming dis...
The components model of addiction posits that all addictions share six components, namely salience, tolerance, mood modification, relapse, withdrawal, and conflict. This highly influential model has resulted in the development of numerous psychometric instruments that measure addictive behaviors according to these criteria. However, recent research...
Impulsivity is a multifaceted construct that relates to different behaviors in everyday life and has been associated with many psychopathological disorders and behavioral problems, such as problematic gambling behavior. One questionnaire to measure these several facets on a trait level is the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale. Specifically, the UPPS-...
I am looking for validated french versions of tests screening for hypomania or mania and for substance use disorders (in order to assess the external validity of a short-scale currently in development).
Ideally, a BDI-like test for hypomania or mania would be best, and the AUDIT instrument is interesting but I'd like to explore different substances at the same time (e.g. alcohol + tobacco + cannabis). Plus, the shorter the tests, the better (I know, I am being picky !).
Thanks a lot for your recommandations, looking forward to read them !