The African Center for Behavioral Sociology is a research center founded in 2019, in the Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences at the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University of Benguerir. The center aims to address issues of social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental importance for public policy in Morocco and in Africa more broadly. This ambition is grounded in the use of recent developments in behavioral science, with perspectives and methods from the social sciences. Using both behavioral and social science allows the center to deploy a rich and varied range of original investigation techniques to determine relevant parties’ opinions, convictions, preferences, and reasoning. Further, the aim is to anticipate these parties’ reactions to political measure and determine the consequences of these reactions at the collective level. The center thus provides renewed resources for rigorously determining measures that are capable of effectively meeting the objectives of public policy. This research makes it possible to understand the nuances of the local environments, and thus avoids importing reasoning or solutions that were designed for contexts outside of Africa.

Learning literacy and mathematics in Moroccan primary schools

The research carried out in the Center is structured in Labs: small teams working on a specific question, in a well-defined field, which proceed by experimenting in vivo possible solutions to the problems raised. This research is carried out with a concern for methodological rigor and intellectual openness, beyond disciplinary divisions or schools of thought. Through this structuring of research, the aim is on the one hand to collect data intended for publication in journals that meet international academic standards, and on the other to offer direct responses to the current challenges of public policies in Africa. The research center is currently comprised of two Labs: Literacy and Mathematics in Moroccan Schools (P.I.: Emmanuel Trouche), and Sociability, Employment Access and Forms of Integration in Morocco (P.I.: Scott Viallet-Thévenin).

Sociability, access to employment and forms of integration in Morocco

Recruitments

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  • Poste de chercheur post-doctorant en apprentissage des mathématiques

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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  • Poste de chercheur post-doctorant en sciences cognitives : Apprentissage de la lecture

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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  • Poste de chercheur.e postdoctorant.e / doctorant.e en sociologie du travail et de l’emploi

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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  • Poste de chercheur.e postdoctorant.e en sociologie/économie

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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  • Poste de chercheur.e postdoctorant.e / doctorant.e en sociologie

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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  • Poste de chercheur.e postdoctorant.e en économie publique / économie du travail

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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  • Poste de chercheur.e postdoctorant.e / doctorant.e en sociologie/anthropologie

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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  • Poste d’enseignant-chercheur en Sociologie

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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  • Poste d’enseignant-chercheur en Psychologie

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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  • Poste d’enseignant-chercheur en Philosophie

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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  • Poste d’enseignant-chercheur en Histoire contemporaine

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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  • Poste d’enseignant-chercheur en Droit public

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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  • Poste d’enseignant-chercheur en Anthropologie

    Deadline : 20 mai 2020

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CURRENT MEMBERS
African Center for Behavioral Sociology

Dominique GUILLO Director 01

Vice-dean Behavioral Science for Public Policy
Full professor in sociology - UM6P

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Emmanuel TROUCHE Permanent member 02

Assistant professor in psychology - UM6P

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Scott VIALLET-THEVENIN Permanent member 03

Assistant professor in sociology - UM6P

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Alaà GHANDOUR PhD student 04

Cognitive science

Eric KADIO Post-doctoral associate 05

Development economics

STAFF
African Center for Behavioral Sociology

Ghita BENSOUDA Lab manager 06

Program Officer at the Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences

Contact

Mail: ACBS@um6p.ma
Phone: +212 666 517 962

African Center for Behavioral Sociology

Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid, 43150 Benguerir