Cédric Batailler

Cédric Batailler

Social scientist


Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France

Who am I?

With a PhD in social psychology, I am fascinated by the human behavior and by how statistics help us understand it. My missions, as a researcher with more than five years of experience, involve formalizing problems, designing experimental studies, building metrics, and disseminating the conclusions through lab meetings, international conferences, or scientific publications. I have strong affinity with coding, statistics, and problem-solving.

In addition to research work, I like to put my skills to use by teaching, whether it is about social psychology, statistics, or methodology in the social sciences. So far, I worked with psychology students and future education professionals, from bachelor to master level.

Research interset

Development of preferences

Sometimes, people react to the objects in their environment in a spontaneous manner; psychologists built metrics out of these behabioral responses to help them understanding human preferences. During my PhD, I have been focusing on the contribution of repeted experience in the development of these spontaneous behaviors.

Statistical modelling

In addition to these substantive research interests, I am also interested in the advances in statistical modelling, with two objectives in mind: assessing the validity of statistical methods and making robust methods more accessible. In this context, I have been developping R package such as the JSmediation package and help made some statistical methods more accessible.


  • Social cognition
  • Evaluative response acquisition
  • Statistical modelling
  • Open science


  • PhD. in Cognitive science, 2021

    Univ. Grenoble Apes, France

  • MSc in Social Psychology, 2016

    Univ. Grenoble Apes, France

  • BSc in Psychology, 2014, 2014

    Université Pierre Mendès-France, France


Experimental testing

Statistical modeling

Model deployment & monitoring


Featured projects

Mapping COVID-19 data in France with R

A small analysis of spatial data.


The JSmediation R package.

Teaching Pre-registration

Materials to teach about pre-registration with undergrad through replication (Pronin et al., 2002).


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