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Emotion and Cognition


Admission requirements

An introduction to Cognitive Psychology is required. Elective students: for information, please contact one of the student counsellors of Psychology


This course addresses the interaction of human emotion and cognition and provides an overview of the basic streams in investigating and theorizing about emotions and affective processing.

Course objectives

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 (2013-2014):

Mode of instruction

The course consists of 10 lectures and a final exam.

Assessment method

Exam: 40 multiple choice questions in English. Passing criterium = 27 questions correct.


Information on
Enrolling is obligatory

Reading list

  • Fox, E. (2008).Emotion Science. Palgrave Macmillan: New York

  • Additional papers


Exam registration

Registration for the (re)exam is not automatic. Students, who haven’t registered, cannot participate in the (re)exam

Elective students

You have to enroll for each course separately.

Contact information

Dr. M. Naber
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