Pierre Bouchat is a researcher in psychology and invited lecturer at the Free University of Brussels and at the Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve) where he teaches social psychology and methodology. He works in several interdisciplinary teams on memory-related topics.
His current researches focus the role of the collective memory of conflicts on intergroup attitudes and relations. More specifically, he studies at the European level WWI-related memories and their impact on pacifist attitudes. Pierre is also interested in memory dynamics in Belgium and their impact in terms of intergroup relations, ideology and political evolution. A final aspect of his research concerns the study of commemorations of traumatic events and their impact on psychosocial variables.