PSYC18H3 The Psychology of Emotion

What is an emotion? How are emotions experienced and how are they shaped? What purpose do emotions serve to human beings? What happens when our emotional responses go awry? Philosophers have debated these questions for centuries. Fortunately, psychological science has equipped us with the tools to explore such questions on an empirical level. Building with these tools, this course will provide a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of emotion. Topics will include how emotions are expressed in our minds and bodies, how emotions influence (and are influenced by) our thoughts, relationships, and cultures, and how emotions can both help us thrive and make us sick. A range of perspectives, including social, cultural, developmental, clinical, and cognitive psychology, will be considered.

Prerequisite: 

PSYB10H3 and [( PSYB01H3) or ( PSYB04H3) or PSYB70H3] and [ PSYB07H3 or STAB22H3 or STAB23H3]

Exclusion: 

PSY331H, (PSY394H), PSY494H

Enrolment Limits: 
Restricted to students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op and Major programs in Psychology and Mental Health Studies. Students in the Minor program in Psychology will be admitted if space permits.
Breadth Requirements: 
Social & Behavioural Sciences