Cognition and Emotion
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Behavioral Science, Psychology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
To introduce students to the new interdisciplinary field that investigates the interactions between cognitive and emotional processes on behavioral and neurophysiological levels.
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.
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Some courses may require additional fees.