Psychology and Social Psychology

lcops1125  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Psychology and Social Psychology
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Buxant Coralie; Corneille Olivier; Demoulin Stéphanie (compensates Corneille Olivier); Letesson Clément (compensates Corneille Olivier); Woltin Karl-Andrew;
Main themes
The knowledge will first be the subject of a brief bets in historic perspective. The teaching of the applications will be conceived in order to introduce the fundamental concepts and the main results in the studied domains. Him (s) teacher (s) will stay up to illustrate by these applications the fundamental concepts and the critical principles developed in the first two chapters. 1. General presentation of the present domains and the methods of the scientific psychology. 2. Definition and levels of complexity of the cognition, from the processes neuropsychologiques of the mental representation. 3. Emotions and feelings: the development of the social attachment; the sexual attraction and the passion in love; stress and his/her/its pathological consequences. 4. The non verbal communication: inheritance primatologique of the universal signals (mimic facial and gestures); the sexual seduction; the weight of the verbal and non verbal information in the charisma of the political leaders. 5. The attitudes and their change: emotional, cognitive antecedents and comportementaux 6. Social influence: the weight of the norms and the authority 7. The intergroup relations: stereotypes, discrimination and intergroup conflicts
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The essential objective of an introductory course is to offer to the students a presentation of the fundamental knowledge in psychology, as well as in contemporary social psychology. The student should acquire the concepts and methods of analysis allowing him to develop his/her/its capacity to detect and to analyze the psycho-social mechanisms of basis underlying the reasonings and the human behavior. The student should develop his/her/its capacities of analysis, synthesis and assessment critical of psychological nature information. He/it will be sensitized to the ranges and limits of the psychosocial approach and guest to approach this current in the more general context of the liberal arts (place, contributions and limits of psychology in the understanding and the prediction of the social conducts).
This course provides a general introduction to psychology and social psychology. The specific content covered in the courses depends on the programmes concerned (ECGE, ...; INGE, ...; SPOL, HUSO & COMU, ...).
Teaching methods
For the series of lectures by "Olivier Corneille" (mainly ECGA): Lecture.
For the series of lectures by "Coralie Buxant"(mainly COMU, HUSO & SPOL): Same.
For the series of lectures by "Karl-Andrew Woltin" (mainly INGE): Same.
Evaluation methods
For the series of lectures by "Olivier Corneille" (mainly ECGA):
Assessment method: Written exam MCQ on the course subject, containing 30 questions with three possible answers, only one of which is correct. The minimum threshold of mastery of learning outcomes (corresponding to a grade of 10/20) requires answering correctly at least 20 questions out of 30. The formula used for the weighting of points will be explained in the first lesson. These procedures remain the same for all exam sessions in the same year.
For the series of lectures by "Coralie Buxant" (mainly SPOL, HUSO & COMU):
For the series of lectures by "Karl-Andrew Woltin" (mainly INGE):
Online resources
For the lecture series by "Olivier Corneille" (mainly ECGA):
Pdfs of powerpoints available on Moodle + links to videos and other media.
For the lecture series by "Coralie Buxant" (mainly SPOL, HUSO & COMU):
For the lecture series by "Karl-Andrew Woltin" (mainly INGE):
Teaching materials
  • Pour la partie "Karl-Andrew Woltin" (principalement INGE): Godefroid, J. (2011). Psychologie sociale - science humaine et science cognitive. DeBoeck.
  • Pour la partie "Karl-Andrew Woltin" (principalement INGE): Yzerbyt, V. & Klein, O. (2019). Psychologie sociale. DeBoeck.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Minor in Management (ESPO students)

Minor in Human and Social Sciences

Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences

Bachelor in Information and Communication

Bachelor in Economics and Management

Bachelor in religious studies

Bachelor in Political Sciences: General

Bachelor : Business Engineering