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PSYC 3353 Culture and Emotions (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The course is devoted to major psychological perspectives on emotion (such as cognitive and social psychological) both historic and contemporary, with an emphasis on how culture enters into the theory. The second part of the course focuses on ethnographies and other evidence on the possible roles of culture in emotion. Specific topics to be covered include universal recognition of emotion from facial expression, role of language in emotion, feeling rules, emotion scripts, and the development of children's understanding of emotion.


Instructor(s): Mary Kayyal

Prerequisites: Any course at 2000 level or with permission.

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Last Updated: 25-Feb-14