A person is said to be handicapped when they present a deficiency or a physical or mental incapacity which affects daily activities. For example, a reduction or loss of vision disrupts personal, family and social life. The handicap here is no longer being able to read, drive or work. Our mission is to propose ways to adapt for the different handicaps.
The Ageing, Longevity and Autonomy research theme brings together researchers from different laboratories and representatives from associations, socio-economic institutions whose work or engagement brings them to be interested in the social problems of ageing, longevity and autonomy.
The Emotions and Behaviour research theme brings together researchers from different laboratories, healthcare professionals and institutions and associations confronted with the social problems of mental health. The theme’s members aim to bring a greater scientific understanding of the individual in its environment with a double perspective of “normal” and “pathological” and also from a developmental perspective (from childhood to adulthood).

The Learning and Educational Disadvantage research theme develops research that is on the interface between several disciplines; psychology, cognitive neuroscience, health and education. It groups several partners from the Grenoble site: research labs (university and CNRS), representatives from teaching (local education authority) and medical (Interuniversity health centre, centre referent troubles langues CHU) worlds as well as associations (CORIDYS, ANAIS…).  It brings together cognitive sciences and education knowledge from the Grenoble site.