2023-2024 / PSYC1077-1

Modelling in cognitive science


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in speech and language therapy (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Steve Majerus

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This class provides an introduction into the critical analysis of theoretical models (diagrams, connexionist models) and intervention methods commonly used in psychological sciences and speech and language therapy. The students will learn several epistemological methods that will help them to distinguish science from pseudoscience. These methods will be applied to several cognitive domains, including language and memory. The students will also get familiarized with connexionist architectures (computational models).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Critical appraisal of various theoretical methodologies in psychological sciences as well as in speech and language therapy

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

- Critical analysis of epistemological writings - Critical analysis of scientific writings and models - English skills training (the working documents will be in English) - Synthesis of scientific texts - Oral presentation of scientific texts

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)


Recommended or required readings

Articles and slides available from my.uliege.be

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Oral exams + participation in class

Work placement(s)


Organisational remarks and main changes to the course




Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

lecture notes