PSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTION. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ASPECTS

Second cycle degree in SOCIAL, WORK AND COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: VANDA ZAMMUNER

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic notions on emotion theories and the methods to study emotions.
Basic knowledge on research methods, on methods of statistical analysis, and on cognitive, social and cultural processes (and their inter-relationship) as regards, for instance, socialization processes, role transitions, self concept, and interpersonal relationships in various contexts
Examination methods: About 3-5 written open questions on specific topics dealt with during the course. Students' own work on assigned readings will also be evaluated.
The examination focuses on the references listed below, and on the student's mandatory report (on scientific papers dealing with topics agreed upon with the teacher).
Course unit contents: The course will provide a basic overview of emotions as multicomponential phenomena, and outline a few relevant issues, including: functional significance of emotions, emotions' role as determinants of action, basic versus complex emotions, self-conscious emotions, universality versus cultural specificity of emotions (e.g, in feelings, in facial expressions), gender differences, emotions in relationship to group processes. The course will also focus on issues of emotion measurement.