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In the framework of its general education of the person through philosophy, since the beginning of the 2002 academic year the IPC has been offering a new specialization: a degree in Psychology.

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.

The Psychology Degree Course

Psychology training at the IPC offers :

Lectures dealing with all fields of psychology given and coordinated by teachers from state faculties: general psychology, clinical psychology and psychopathology, developmental psychology, social psychology, neurophysiology, cognitive psychology, statistics and computer science applied to psychology.

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

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