Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Psychology of Emotion
This course explores diverse approaches to studying emotions. It discusses the evolutionary origins and biological bases of emotions and emotional expressions; the universal and culturally variable aspects of emotion; emotional development in infants, children, and adults; the role of emotion in attachment relationships and social interactions; emotion-cognition relations; and applications of emotion research in clinical psychology, the health professions, education, and the business world. Students gain firsthand experience with research findings and methods through classroom demonstrations and video illustrations, personal diaries, and team projects.