2023-2024 / PSYC5839-1

Emotional and social neurosciences


10h Th, 20h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 


Arnaud D'Argembeau, Michel Hansenne

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 course concerns the psychobiological bases of social cognition and emotional and affective processes, including psychopathological disorders.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this course, the student will be able to summarize scientific papers about social and affective neurosciences.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Student will be perfom an oral presentation based on a paper given by the professor, and after that perform a report based on another paper found by the student himself.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Introduction about affective ans social neurosciences and their methods.

Oral presentation of an article by the students.

Recommended or required readings


Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Oral presentation and written work / report

Oral presentation, given in pairs, will be based on an article provided at the start of the course. Presentations will be organized by theme (6 to 7). A brief written report on the integration of the other presentations of the same theme in relation to the article presented is requested no later than 15 days after the presentation.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course






Association of one or more MOOCs