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PSYC 5542 Theories of Human Emotion (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar covers the major psychological theories of human emotion, beginning with the classic writings of William James and continuing to contemporary controversies about the nature of emotion. Some of the questions to be considered are whether or not there are basic emotions, the relation of emotion to cognition and action, and whether emotions are innate or learned through our particular culture. The focus is on biological, social, and cultural subdisciplines of psychology, but contributions of anthropology, philosophy, and other disciplines will be discussed as well.


Instructor(s): James Russell

Prerequisites: A 3000-level Psychology course

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Last Updated: 25-Feb-14