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

Fall 2021

Taught By: Wendy D'Andrea

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.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (GPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 9:58pm 7/31/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/17/2021

Science of Affec:Foun& AdvTop

Spring 2021

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.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (GPSY)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 66

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 12:56am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021