Psychology and Social Psychology

lcops1125  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Psychology and Social Psychology
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Buxant Coralie; Corneille Olivier; De Wilde Matthias;
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

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).
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