Social-Cognitive Perspectives on Emotion

This module offers an exploration of current social-cognitive research on emotions. Emotions are complex, multiply-determined states that influence our experiences, biochemistry, thinking, actions, relationships, motivations, and behaviours, as well as our health. Topics to be covered in this module include ‘what is the nature of emotion?’, ‘what functions, if any, do specific emotions serve?’, ‘what are their antecedents and their consequences?’, among others. The discussion of emotion will stretch across various sub-disciplines in psychology, such as developmental psychology, biological psychology, social and personality psychology, cognitive neuroscience, social-cognition, cross-cultural psychology and evolutionary psychology.

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-2-5
Prerequisite(s): PL1101E and PL3235
Preclusion(s): PL3880B
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week