An introduction to Cognitive Psychology is required. For information, please contact one of the student counsellors of Psychology
This course addresses the interaction of human emotion and cognition. The first four lectures provide an overview of the basic streams in investigating and theorizing about emotions and affective processing, including evolutionary, anthropological, sociological, information-processing, and neurophysiological approaches. The remaining lectures provide examples for the application of emotion theories to issues in developmental, social and health psychology.
The student has gained a broad overview of classical and modern theories on emotion, and a deeper insight into how theoretical concepts and hypotheses in this area can be applied to empirical phenomena and practical problems.
Emotion and Cognition (2012-2013):
Mode of instruction
The course consists of 8 lectures and a final exam.
Exam: 40 multiple choice questions in English, dictionaries are permitted. Passing criterium = 27 questions correct.
Information on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl
Enrolling is obligatory
Cornelius, R.R. (1996). The Science of Emotion. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall (available for a reduced price via Labyrint)
Registration for the (re)exam is not automatic. Students, who haven’t registered, cannot participate in the (re)exam
You have to enroll for each course separately.
Read more on the electives (in Dutch)
Or contact Dieuwerke de Groot, study counsellor for international students
Prof. dr. B. Hommel
E-mail via: firstname.lastname@example.org