Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-BS032
Credits (ECTS)4
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Behavioural Science;
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dr. B.C. Figner
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dr. F. Klumpers
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dr. W.G. Lange
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dr. R.N.H. de Leeuw
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dr. J.M. van Peer
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Academic year2018
SEM1  (03/09/2018 to 03/02/2019)
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksFor Behavioural Science RM students only, non-BSRM students interested in the course, please mail to
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
After finishing this course, students will be able to apply theoretical and practical knowledge about human emotions, with special emphasis on different experimental approaches. Students will be able to define and critically evaluate similarities of and differences between emotions from various viewpoints, involving individual differences in emotions, emotion regulation, media, emotion-cognition interactions, and emotional disorders.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a research-oriented overview of the many different approaches to the study of emotions. Emotions are conceptualized as a complex interaction of subjective, physiological, behavioural, and cognitive factors. After a brief overview and introduction to the most important general theories of emotion, research addressing specific emotions and research approaching emotions from different viewpoints will be studied and discussed. The topics will include: Appraisal of emotions, neurocognitive aspects of emotions and emotional memories, affect and cognition in decision making, social anxiety, happiness, media and emotions. 

Exam information
The examination will consist of 1 assignment that accompanies the course and 6 open questions in a final written exam. Each session will be covered either by a written assignment or by an exam question. The assignment and each exam question will be graded on a 0-10 scale, and the final grade will be the mean of all 7 grades. Both grading components (i.e., both the assignment and the exam) must be graded with a minimum of 5.5.
Required materials
To be announced
There will be an introductory book chapter, and each docent will assign 1-3 papers related to the topic that will be covered during a course session.

Instructional modes

Test weight1
Test typeAssignment
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM1

Exam open end questions
Test weight6
Test typeOpen-ended exam
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM1