Psychobiological Perspectives on Emotion

The course will provide an overview of past and current theories on how emotions are implemented in the brain and how they interact with cognitive, behavioural and psychophysiological systems. In accord with current insights, individual emotion systems including happiness, anger, fear, and disgust will be introduced and potential dysfunctions of these systems in relation to psychological and psychiatric disorders will be discussed. The knowledge provided in this course will be applicable to other areas of psychology including but not limited to clinical, social, industrial/organisational and experimental psychology.

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-2-5
Prerequisite(s): PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and PL3232
Preclusion(s): Nil
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