The research carried out within the Institute for Research in Psychological Sciences aims to describe, model, explain, predict or modify the behaviour of individuals for themselves and within the framework of social relations, organisational structures and institutions. To this end, psychological research interacts with disciplines such as biology, physiology, logic, linguistics, cognitive sciences, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, religious sciences, organisational theory and economics.


The Institute for Research in Psychological Sciences has set itself the task of organising and managing research in the field of psychology according to its own empirical methodologies. It provides itself with the human, material, scientific and logistical resources necessary to develop competitive research at an international level. Through its research groups and centres, it maintains the relationships and collaborations with the other research institutes of the UCLouvain, in the different sectors, which are essential to this mission.

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Three professors have recently joined our institute.

Discover in these videos a presentation related to their field of research:

Pr. Damien Brevers - Perspectives for the psychology of physical activity at IPSY and beyond

Pr. Henryk Bukowski - Social cognition broken into its building blocks and expanded to large-scale, developmental, and transdiagnostic scopes

Pr. Taylor Kohut - Pornography, Relationships, and the Family



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