• Health and Nutrition

Education & Society

Research team - ULR 4072


The main goal of our research is to provide educational solutions for people with learning and social difficulties, young people or adults for whom a better adaptation depends on the acquisition and the development of skills that promote their autonomy.
We aim to propose interventions to help and support these individuals or those who accompany them. The educational approach combine contributions from cognitive, social, differential and developmental psychology. Our research is structured in four topics:
1 - Fighting against school dropout
2 - Overcoming parental vulnerability
3 - Supporting the elderly and caregivers
4 - Promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities or in vulnerable situations
The concept of social cognition as well as the social-cognitive approaches to self-efficacy and motivation, constitute a common foundation for the four topics.


  • Alain Guerrien 
    Team manager


BâtA, 3 rue du Barreau
Campus Pont de Bois, Université de Lille



Effectif total : 16

Personnel de recherche : 11



We specialize in the following areas:
• educational psychology
• social psychology
• cognitive psychology
• developmental psychology
• differential psychology
• normal and pathological psychology of aging

The methods used can be qualitative or quantitative, some of them are related to the participatory research. Our team analyzes the contexts that prevent people from adapting well and develops prevention and intervention actions in various fields:
• education
• social and educational inclusion of vulnerable people
• parenthood
• normal and pathological aging
• health promotion
• social stigma
• motivation and psychological well-being
• video game addictions

Example(s) of projects

• Bagès, C., Hoareau, N. & Guerrien, A. (2020). Play to Reduce Bullying! Role-Playing Games Are a Useful Tool for Therapists and Teachers. Journal of Research in Childhood Education 🡭
The purpose of this research was to determine the effectiveness of role-playing as an intervention program to reduce school bullying behaviors.
• Desombre, C., Lamotte, M., & Jury, M. (2018). French teachers’ general attitude toward in-clusion: the indirect effect of teacher efficacy. Educational Psychology 🡭
This research sought to understand why generalist teachers exhibit a less favorable attitude toward inclusion than special education teachers.
• Altintas, E., De Benedetto, G., & Gallouj, K. (2017). Adaptation to nursing home: The role of leisure activities in light of motivation and relatedness. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 70, 8-13 🡭
This study highlighted the central role of the relationship between motivation and commitment to leisure activities on the adaptation of the elderly to the retirement home.
• Ribeiro, M.-H., Hanafi, M., Michaud, L., Blanc, S., Lapillonne, A., Mur, S., Gelas, T., Kermor-vant, E., Gottrand, F., Guerrien, A., & Coulon, N. (2019). Early parental adjustment in esophageal atresia and other rare abdominothoracic malformations. Diseases of the Esophagus 🡭
The aim of this study was to propose a grounded theory to account for the dynamics of parental adaptation for the period from the announcement of the diagnosis to the age of one year of the child with a rare abdominothoracic malformation requiring neonatal surgery.

Example(s) of publications

• Altintas, E., Karaca, Y., Moustafa, A., & El Haj, M. (2020). Effect of Best Possible Self-Intervention on Situational Motivation and Commitment in Academic Context. Learning and Motivation. 69,101599 🡭
• Brasselet, C., & Guerrien, A. (2019). Rôle médiateur du sentiment de compétence dans la relation entre orientation choisie ou subie et motivation scolaire chez les élèves au niveau secondaire [Mediating role of the sense of competence in relation between chosen or experienced orientation and school motiva-tion in high school students]. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 51(1), 70-81. doi:10.1037/cbs0000124
• Clerc, J., Rémy, L. et Leclercq, M. (2017). Quand le transfert d’une stratégie cognitive devient efficace : une étude longitudinale entre 4 et 5 ans. Enfance, 2017, 2, 217-237. doi10.4074/S001375451700204X
• Desombre, C., Delaval, M., & Jury, M. (in press). Influence of social support on teachers' attitudes toward inclusive education. Frontiers in Psychology.
• Fournier, V. Prebet, T., Dormal, A.; Brunel, M., Cremer, R., & Schiaratura, L. (2021). Definition of Per-sonalized Medicine and Targeted Therapies: Does Medical Familiarity Matter? Journal of Personalized Medicine, 11, 26. doi.org/10.3390/jpm11010026 

See the full list of our publications here.

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

Cergy Paris Université, INSPE Centre Val de Loire - Université d'Orléans, Université Clermont, Université d’Artois, Université de Caen Normandie, Université de Nantes, Université de Reims, Université de Rouen Normandie, Université de Strasbourg, Université Grenoble-Alpes, Université Picardie Jules Verne

Beijing Normal University (China), Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, (Turkey), Istanbul Rumeli University (Turkey), Sichuan Normal University (China), Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), Ghent University (Belgium), University of Geneva (Switzerland), Université du Québec at Montréal (Canada), University of Mons (Belgium), Western Sydney University (Australia), Yale University (USA)

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients

Centre de Référence des Affections, Congénitales et Malformatives de l’Œsophage (CRACMO), Centre Hospitalier de Tourcoing , CHU de Lille, CHU de Reims, Département du Nord (Pôle autonomie Dunkerque), Filière des malformations abdomino-thoraciques (FIMATHO), Groupement Hospitalier de l’Institut Catholique de Lille (GHICL), Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre de Lille, Rectorat de l’académie de Lille, WHIP UP Labs

Services offers

Applications sectors

  • Health / wellness
  • Education / Training
  • Science / Research

Services provided

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Consulting services

We provide consulting services related to all our areas of expertise.


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Affiliated institutions / organisations

Unit(s) of attachment

Doctoral schools

Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Health and Nutrition
    • Prevention, well-being and the silver economy