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School of Psychology
SOCIAL, WORK AND COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
PSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTION. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ASPECTS
PSO2043717, A.A. 2014/15

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SOCIAL, WORK AND COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2014)
PS1087, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTION. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ASPECTS
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge VANDA ZAMMUNER M-PSI/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 12/10/2014
End of activities 15/01/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ZAMMUNER VANDA (Presidente)
CASTELLI LUIGI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
SUITNER CATERINA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 ZAMMUNER VANDA (Presidente)
CASTELLI LUIGI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
SUITNER CATERINA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 ZAMMUNER VANDA (Presidente)
CASTELLI LUIGI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
SUITNER CATERINA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 ZAMMUNER VANDA (Presidente)
CASTELLI LUIGI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
SUITNER CATERINA (Membro Effettivo)
2 2014/15 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 ZAMMUNER VANDA (Presidente)
CASTELLI LUIGI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
SUITNER CATERINA (Membro Effettivo)

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.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to help students obtain both an overview of the psychology of emotion field with reference to models and theories on cognitive, social and interpersonal aspects, and its implications for a bettter understanding of many socially relevant issues (from subjective well-being to interpersonal and intergroup relationships), and an
in-depth knowledge of theories and experimental results in a number of main emotion topics.
The course also aims to help students develop their understanding and analysis-skills of scientific research on emotions.
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.
If a student passes the exam, he/she can then ask to have an oral examination to improve the obtained grade. An oral exam can likewise be requested by the teacher. The examination focuses on the references listed below, and on the student's report on scientific papers dealing with topics agreed upon with the teacher (for students who do not attend the course, on the report whose topics have been agreed upon with the teacher: see instructions on the course web site).
Assessment criteria: Students' performance on the exam will be evaluated in terms of the correctness of his/her answers with regard to the study materials and as regards the extent to which answers display a good understanding of the materials.
A third of the assessment will focus on the report submitted by the student (on 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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures will be given in English.
Students will be required to actively take part in the course by working in small groups (e.g., 2 (3) students) preparing a written and oral presentation on 2 (3) scientific papers dealing with a specific topic, including:
- regulation of emotions
- development of emotion knowledge
- facial expression of emotion
- relationships between emotion and well-being
- emotional intelligence in work settings
- gender differences in emotion
- cultural differences and similarities in emotion
By so doing, students will develop critical and synthetizing abilities.
In light of the nature and organization of the course, students are strongly invited to attend the lectures from the very beginning.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students will also write an essay integrating and summarizing two scientific research papers on selected emotion topics agreed upon with the teacher.

A basic list of supplementary materials (chapters and research articles) for the course (in English) will be made available in the "Materiale didattico online" section in the Scuola di Psicologia website just before the course starts.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Paula M. Niedenthal, Silvia Krauth-Gruber, & Fran├žois Ric, Psychology of Emotion: Interpersonal, Experiential, and Cognitive Approaches. New York (USA): Psychology Press, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • --, --. --: --, --. Gli studenti scriveranno anche una relazione che integri e riassuma due articoli di ricerca scientifica su argomenti concordati con la docente.
  • --, --. --: --, --. Students will also write an essay integrating and summarizing two scientific research papers on selected emotion topics agreed upon with the teacher