COGNITION AND EMOTION
Stampa
Anno immatricolazione
2020/2021
Anno offerta
2020/2021
Normativa
DM270
SSD
M-PSI/01 (PSICOLOGIA GENERALE)
Dipartimento
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE DEL SISTEMA NERVOSO E DEL COMPORTAMENTO
Corso di studio
PSYCHOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE AND HUMAN SCIENCES
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Anno di corso
Periodo didattico
Secondo Semestre (15/02/2021 - 11/06/2021)
Crediti
6
Ore
36 ore di attività frontale
Lingua insegnamento
Inglese
Tipo esame
SCRITTO E ORALE CONGIUNTI
Docente
FERRARI CHIARA (titolare) - 6 CFU
Prerequisiti
Obiettivi formativi
This course introduces students to a diverse array of theoretical and empirical issues related to the study of human emotion and its interaction with cognitive processes. Although cognition and emotion were classically thought to be two completely independent processes (both at the cognitive and neural level), recent advances in psychology and neuroscience contradict this notion. Recently, scientists have made considerable advances in understanding how cognitive and emotional systems interact in the human brain. Some questions the course addresses include: What are our emotions and what they are for? How do emotions influence and are influenced by our thoughts, memories, and behaviors? The course reviews the most relevant experimental evidence relative to this domain of study.
Programma e contenuti
The course will begin by providing the definition and a description of psychological evolutionary origins emotions. Then, we will ask how emotions might color cognitive processes, such as, perception, attenton and memor: Moreover, possible effects of emotions upon social judgments and decisions will be discussed in the final part of the course.
Metodi didattici
Teaching methods include typical lectures about the interaction between emotion and cognition. Students will be strongly encouraged to participate in the discussions actively. Students are welcome to suggest topics for the discussions.
Testi di riferimento
Materials (e.g., slides, papers) will be made available during the course.
Modalità verifica apprendimento
For everyone: written and oral exams.
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