2023-2024 / PSYC2210-1

Psychophysics and the psychology of perception


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 


Christel Devue, Valentine Vanootighem

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

- Aspects of perception: psychophysical relations, seeing shapes, colours, relief, movement, objects. Illusions and visual inattentions, visual strategies. 

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Familiarisation of students with the field of psychophysics and improvement of their knowledge about visual perception and attention.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

A solid foundation in methodology, psychometry, statistics, as well as in Psychology of Cognition and Language Partim 1 and 2 will help the student to integrate this subject.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoretical lectures given ex cathedra, practical sessions, individual presentations and/or group presentations; to be determined by the number of students enrolled.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Teaching arrangements will be based on the number of students enrolled.

Recommended or required readings

Reference books and/or scientific articles in English.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Written work / report

Out-of-session test(s)

Additional information:

The evaluation methods will be adapted according to the number of students enrolled.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Valentine VANOOTIGHEM : valentine.vanootighem@uliege.be

Christel DEVUE : cdevue@uliege.be

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