GPSY
7025

The Science of Affect: Foundations and Advanced Topics

New School for Social Research: Psychology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Science of Affec:Foun& AdvTop
Summer 2024
Taught By: Sam Winer
Section: A

CRN: 3176

Credits: 0

We all have feelings, but the field of psychology has grappled for over 100 years with what it means to feel. Despite the supposed universality of emotion, the field is full of debates and questions, such as: are emotions and their expressions universal? How many emotions are there? If you aren’t conscious of it, is it still an emotion? Do different emotions have distinct profiles in the brain or in the body? Is emotion something to be regulated, or enhanced? What is the difference between regulating an emotion and having a reaction; is the absence of reactivity indicative of successful regulation? Can being unhappy truly make you physically ill? The goal of this class is to provide broad and foundational knowledge in the area of affect, as well as advanced and graduate level knowledge in a sub-area of affect of your choosing, as an element of psychology’s discipline specific knowledge. The foundational content of the course is organized around four main areas: history of the study of affect, methods in affective science, affect in context, and the impact of affect on our lives. This is a self-guided course.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (PSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: June 7, 2024 (Friday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 28, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:04pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 5/28/2024 - 8/18/2024
Science of Affec:Foun& AdvTop
Fall 2024
Taught By: Sam Winer
Section: A

CRN: 10845

Credits: 0

We all have feelings, but the field of psychology has grappled for over 100 years with what it means to feel. Despite the supposed universality of emotion, the field is full of debates and questions, such as: are emotions and their expressions universal? How many emotions are there? If you aren’t conscious of it, is it still an emotion? Do different emotions have distinct profiles in the brain or in the body? Is emotion something to be regulated, or enhanced? What is the difference between regulating an emotion and having a reaction; is the absence of reactivity indicative of successful regulation? Can being unhappy truly make you physically ill? The goal of this class is to provide broad and foundational knowledge in the area of affect, as well as advanced and graduate level knowledge in a sub-area of affect of your choosing, as an element of psychology’s discipline specific knowledge. The foundational content of the course is organized around four main areas: history of the study of affect, methods in affective science, affect in context, and the impact of affect on our lives. This is a self-guided course.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (PSY)

Campus: Course in NY, not on campus (NN)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:04pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024
Science of Affec:Foun& AdvTop
Spring 2024
Taught By: Wendy D'Andrea
Section: A

CRN: 8856

Credits: 0

We all have feelings, but the field of psychology has grappled for over 100 years with what it means to feel. Despite the supposed universality of emotion, the field is full of debates and questions, such as: are emotions and their expressions universal? How many emotions are there? If you aren’t conscious of it, is it still an emotion? Do different emotions have distinct profiles in the brain or in the body? Is emotion something to be regulated, or enhanced? What is the difference between regulating an emotion and having a reaction; is the absence of reactivity indicative of successful regulation? Can being unhappy truly make you physically ill? The goal of this class is to provide broad and foundational knowledge in the area of affect, as well as advanced and graduate level knowledge in a sub-area of affect of your choosing, as an element of psychology’s discipline specific knowledge. The foundational content of the course is organized around four main areas: history of the study of affect, methods in affective science, affect in context, and the impact of affect on our lives. This is a self-guided course.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (PSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 66

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:04pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: TBD
Times: TBD
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/15/2024