Cognition and Emotion

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cognition and Emotion

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    To introduce students to the new interdisciplinary field that investigates the interactions between cognitive and emotional processes on behavioral and neurophysiological levels.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Human behavior and mental life cannot be fully understood without understanding the role of emotions. However, until recently emotional processes have been studied in isolation from basic cognitive processes, such as attention, perception, memory and language. The present course will present an integrative view of cognitive and emotional processes based on the recent behavioral and neuroscientific evidence. The topics that are covered will include the influence of emotional information on allocation of visual attention and memory encoding, the role of emotional states on perception, attention and memory, as well as measuring emotions and lie detection.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Open-end exam

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