2023-2024 / PSYC1092-1

Psychology of aging, including psychosocial aspects


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : speech and language therapy3 crédits 
 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 
 Master in education (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in speech and language therapy (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in clinical orthopedagogy (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Stéphane Adam

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The overall objective of the course is to deconstruct some stereotypes associated with the concept of aging. More concretely, various issues related to or associated with normal aging (senescence) are considered, as: (1) the origins and characteristics of the aging population (demographics), (2) the questioning of psychometric model of cognitive decline, (3) the description of some theories explaining how a person adapts to his aging and maintains well-being and a good quality of life, (4) the description of some transitional periods occuring during aging such as retirement, (5) ...

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To have some theoritical and methodological basis related to the actual knowledge about normal and pathological aging.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

No prerequisites required

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mainly taught through distance learning (podcasts published on the MyUlg platform) with PowerPoint support. However, if the majority of students prefer in-person classes, in-person instruction will be prioritized (without recording the class). Please note that the last class will be conducted in person and will be dedicated to addressing students' questions about the material. A debate will also be initiated based on the presentation of video excerpts related to the course content.

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

Distance learning (with podcast)

Recommended or required readings

Course Content: Oral presentation + Slides available online after each course (via MyULg)
Reading (s) Recommended (s): Bibliographical supplements (articles, chapters) can be posted online (also via MyULg).

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Written exam with multiple choice questions (questions with five possibilities of answers, or true / false).
Rating system which provides a penalty for wrong answers (usually 1 point for a correct answer, -0.25 points for a mistake, and 0 if no response or a response "I do not know").
It should be noted that at the end of each examination session (January or August / September), the level of severity of the examination could be revised downward. This decrease in severity will be left to the strict appreciation of the academic. The latter will be based on the level of complexity found in the exam, and therefore on the student success rate. This adaptation (or not) of severity may vary from one session to another.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

  • Course attendance is recommended, although not required.
  • In accordance with the "Registration of Courses" Directive of the ULiège (DOC 19023bis / CA / 04.07.2018), the recording (audio and / or images) of the course or part of it is subject to the permission of the teacher. With regard to this course specifically, it is strictly forbidden to record this one (in any form)!!


ADAM Stéphane (28.46) - stephane.adam@uliege.be

CRUTZEN Coline (97.45) - coline.crutzen@uliege.be   

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