Since its foundation in 1969, the IPC has been working in conjunction with the business and health sectors. Before embarking on a specialist path, it now appears necessary to have a true general culture in order to be able to step back from sciences and techniques and confront contemporary problems. In response to numerous demands, the IPC therefore wishes to see students seeking training in psychology profit from its experience.

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the rigorous study of the psychological and mental mechanisms underlying human behaviour.

Several specialities can be distinguished, depending on the object studied and the method used:

Clinical psychology : in-depth study of individual cases, particularities and alterations of psychological functioning

Developmental psychology : study of the psychological development of children and adolescents

Differential psychology : study of the origin of inter-individual differences and the techniques for measuring them

Experimental psychology : scientific study of the main mental functions (memory, language, perception, intelligence, etc.)

Psychopathology : psychological study of mental illnesses, pathological conducts and the psychological dysfunctions of so-called “normal” individuals

Psychophysiology : study of the biological bases of mental functions (neuroanatomy, neuropsychology, etc.)

Social psychology : study of the behaviour of individuals in small groups and/or in societies

Objective of the Degree in Psychology

To provide a complete basic training in psychology through a good grounding in general and philosophical culture

Who is it aimed at?

The Psychology studies are aimed at students who plan:

- Either to sit various competitive examinations or other examinations with a view to professional training;

- Or to undertake lengthy university training in psychology or in education sciences.

Training Contents

We offer:
- Lectures dealing with all fields of psychology, given and coordinated by teachers from state faculties (Paris V, Paris VII, Paris VIII): general psychology, clinical psychology and psychopathology, developmental psychology, social psychology, neurophysiology, cognitive psychology, and statistics and computer science applied to psychology;

- A solid grounding in psychological issues through general and philosophical training: philosophy of nature, philosophy of man, philosophy of sciences, ethics, training in experimental reasoning and philosophical argumentation;

- From the first year, students take language courses (English, Spanish, German). And from the third year (5th semester) psychology students attend psychology lectures in English: “reading and writing scientific reports” ECTS 3, marks are weighted by a factor of 4 (20hrs).

- An academic life providing a framework of methods and rigour, personalized monitoring of students, and a climate of friendship and teamwork, which is formative in itself.