Prospectus

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Emotion and Cognition

Course
2024-2025

Admission requirements

Cognitive Psychology or a similar course (only for students outside of the bachelor programme Psychology). Students outside of the bachelor programme Psychology (excl. Exchange students) who have taken a similar course, need to contact the study advisers of Psychology to assess if they fullfil the entry requirements (deadline: 14 days before the start of the course).

Description

This course addresses the interaction of emotion and cognition and provides an overview of the basic schools of thought in the investigation of and theory on emotions and its mechanisms and challenges students to take an evolutionary perspective.

Course objectives

The student will gain a broad understanding of classic and modern theories on emotion and its expressions and a deeper understanding of how theoretical concepts and hypotheses in this area can be applied to empirical phenomena and practical problems.

Timetable

For the timetable of this course please refer to MyTimetable

Registration

Education

Students must register themselves for all course components (lectures, tutorials and practicals) they wish to follow. You can register up to 5 days prior to the start of the course.

Exams

You must register for each exam in My Studymap at least 10 days before the exam date. Don’t forget! For more information, see the enrolment procedure.
You cannot take an exam without a valid registration in My Studymap.

Carefully read all information about the procedures and deadlines for registering for courses and exams.

Students who take this course as part of a LDE minor or a premaster programme, exchange students and external guest students will be informed by the education administration about the current registration procedure.

Mode of instruction

8 2-hour lectures

Assessment method

Exam: 40 multiple choice questions in English. Pass = 27 correct answers and 5 open questions. Multiple choice questions count for 70% and open questions for 30%. The questions will be on the text book, lectures and additional papers.

The Institute of Psychology uses fixed rules for grade calculation. It also follows the policy of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences to systematically check student papers for plagiarism with the help of software. All students are required to take and pass the Scientific Integrity Test with a score of 100% in order to learn about the practice of integrity in scientific writing. Students are given access to the quiz via a module on Brightspace. Disciplinary measures will be taken when fraud is detected. Students are expected to be familiar with and understand the implications of these two policies.

Reading list

  • Fox, E. (2008). Emotion Science. Palgrave Macmillan: New York. ISBN-10: 0230005187, ISBN-13: 978023000518

  • Additional papers

Contact information

Dr. Mariska Kret m.e.kret@fsw.leidenuniv.nl