liepr1007  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

3 credits
30.0 h
De Volder Anne; Lories Guy;
Main themes
Origins and the basics of contemporary psychology. Basic concepts :  motivation, emotion, learning, perception, attention, memory. cognitive processes, personnality- The main conceptions of  cognitive development and of human behavior determinants. - The main practices in psychotherapy, the theories and results they rely on, their application to psychic disorders and their evaluation. 

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


At the end of the course, the student should know the basics of psychology to explain human action. He should understand the main concepts and the major psychological theories useful for practice of physical education and rehabilitation practices.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
1. Definition of psychology and related domains, history and methodology.  Perception and attention.  2. Principles of learning and behavior modification.  Memory, decision processes and problem solving.   3. Health psychology , socio-cognitive models, stress and health behaviour.  4. Developmental psychology.  5. Social determinants of human behaviour, (obedience, aggression).  6. Mental disorders and the definition of pathological behaviour.  7. Psychotherapy and their assessment (theoretical and empirical foundations, assessment of effectiveness, the Placebo and non-specific effects, and the concept of "Evidence-Based-Medicine" )
Other information
Pre-requisite : none
Evaluation : Written evaluation
Support : Icampus or similar, syllabus and/or textbook(s)
Supervision : Titulars
  • Syllabus pour la partie A De Volder, Transparents sur Moodle pour Guy Lories
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus pour la partie A De Volder, Transparents sur Moodle pour Guy Lories
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Bachelor in Motor skills : General