Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707004412019EMOTION AND COGNITIONElective475
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the role of emotions in influencing cognitive processes including attention and perception, memory, and judgment and decision-making.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Aycan Kapucu
Learning Outcomes
1Learn the definition and major theories of emotion.
2Learn the methods and techniques used in emotion-cognition research.
3Acquire an understanding of the effects of emotion on various cognitive processes such as attention, perception, memory, and decision making.
4Present, discuss, and criticize scientific articles.
5Critically evaluate the research methods used in the field of emotion and cognition.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Topics that will be covered: definition of emotions, research methods and theories in emotion research; emotion and attention, emotion and memory, effects of specific emotions on cognition, emotion and language, emotion and decision making, emotion and cognitive aging.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction
2What are Emotions? Definitions and General OverviewFox (2008) Chapter 1
3Measures of Emotion and Methods of Emotion ResearchFox (2008) Chapter 2
4Categorical vs. Dimensional Approaches to EmotionFox (2008) Chapter 4 & 5
5Emotion-Cognition InteractionsClore & Schiller (2016) – Handbook of Emotions
6Emotion and Attention Reeck & Egner (2015) – Brain Mapping
7Emotion and Attention Selected journal article
8Midterm Exam
9Emotion and Memory Kensinger & Schacter (2016) – Handbook of Emotions
10Emotion and Memory Selected journal article
11Specific Emotions and Memory Levine & Pizarro (2008) – Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
12Emotion and Language
13Emotion and Decision Making Lerner et al. (2015) – Annual Reviews of Psychology
14Emotion and Decision Making Selected journal article
15Emotion and Aging Mather & Ponzio (2016) – Handbook of Emotions
Recommended or Required Reading
Fox, E. (2008). Emotion Science: Cognitive and Neuroscientific Approaches to Understanding Human Emotions. Palgrave Macmillan. Barrett, L. F., Lewis, M., & Haviland-Jones, J. M. (Eds.). (2016). Handbook of emotions. Guilford Publications.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination133
Report Preparation21530
Report Presentation13030
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Reading15345
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
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