Cognitive Psychology Laboratory, Health Socialization (C2S) - EA 6291
Faculté des Lettres & Sciences Humaines
Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Bâtiment de la Recherche
51096 Reims Cedex
The Cognition Santé Société (C2S) laboratory of Reims Champagne-Ardenne University (URCA), located on the Croix Rouge campus, specializes in social cognition. Social cognition can be defined as a set of psychological mechanisms that allow individuals to adapt to others and, more generally, to the context in which they find themselves. All C2S researchers are experts in specific areas of psychology or related disciplines. They favor an experimental approach to studying cognitive mechanisms.
Lab members: 22 (6 Professors, 13 Lecturers, 3 Adjunct lecturers)
Research support staff: 3 (1 Administrative assistant, 1 Research engineer (100%, FTC), 1 Hospital engineer (100%, FTC))
PhD students: 19
Temporary teaching & research assistants: 2
Affiliated members: 10 (2 Lecturers, 3 Full professors & hospital practitioners, 1 Hospital practitioner, 4 Research fellows)
Social cognition, Adaptive behaviors, Mental health, Language, Emotions.
Two complementary epistemological research perspectives are adopted by C2S researchers. Some of their research has a functional perspective, the purpose being to isolate the conceptual components of social cognition (i.e., intentions, emotions, theory of mind, empathy, self-esteem, semantics, pragmatics, social perception, etc.), in order to find out how they develop and function, as well as to identify their neural bases. Other research starts from a functionalist perspective, with the aim of understanding the impact of contextual and individual parameters (e.g., social representations, social identity, personality traits) on how individuals adapt to others or to social situations.
By combining these two perspectives, we can better understand people’s adaptive functioning and thus identify any possible dysfunctions or even vulnerabilities, and design suitable prevention programs and management measures. More specifically, this research allows us to:
Bring about major conceptual advances in terms of the components of social cognition (intentions, emotions, semantics, pragmatics, theory of mind, empathy, social representations, self, social perception, etc.), their development and their neural bases;
Highlight the role of different components of social cognition as possible factors for vulnerability to maladjustment and even disease (neurodevelopmental, psychopathological or neuropsychological disorders);
Develop prevention and care programs in the fields of health and society (e.g., psychosocial rehabilitation, sports activities) based on this theoretical knowledge.