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Swedish title Emotionernas psykobiologi
English title The psychobiology of emotions
Course number 2799
Credits 1.5
Responsible KI department Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap
Specific entry requirements
Grading Passed /Not passed
Established by The Board of Doctoral Education
Established 2014-03-17
Purpose of the course
Intended learning outcomes (1) The student shall have acquired a good understanding of the concept emotion as discussed in psychology and biology.
(2) The student shall be able to discuss the application of emotion research to relevant issues in clinical and healthy interpersonal contexts.
(3) The student shall have developed an in-depth understanding of a selection of topics related to the forefront of research on the biology of emotions, with specific focus on the learning of fear and other aversions.
Contents of the course The course focuses on the rapidly growing knowledge of the biological bases of emotion and related affective processes, and how this knowledge shapes our understanding of both normal and clinical aspects of human behavior and psychology. The course consists of two integrated blocks. The first block lays the ground for a good conceptual understanding of theoretical and empirical perspectives of emotion and how it can be applied to phenomena on both individual and group level. The second block provides the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of a selection of research topics drawn from current research of the biology of emotion (e.g. fear learning and extinction, social affects, emotion regulation, and emotion and consciousness).
Teaching and learning activities The course is organized as a series of lectures and seminars.
Compulsory elements The students are assumed to actively participate in both lectures and seminars. If the student is ill or unable to take part during lectures/seminars, he/she should discuss with the course director of how to compensate for this through writing assignements.
Examination The course is examined in two ways: (1) formative assessment during active participation in the lectures and seminars; (2) a short research proposal outlining an experiment related to the theme of the course.
Literature and other teaching material Selected original research and review papers
Course responsible Andreas Olsson
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap

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