Singapore University of Social Sciences

Emotion (PSY369)

Applications Open: 01 October 2020

Applications Close: 15 December 2020

Next Available Intake: January 2021

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed


Emotion introduces the theoretical and empirical issues in the domain of emotion, and discusses the key issues in the field. This course aims to provide an integrative and cross-disciplinary perspective of the study of emotion, and straddles across various psychological disciplines, such as social, personality, biological, and cognitive psychology.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Introduction to Emotion; Evolution to Emotions
  • Biological Foundations of Emotions, Appraisal
  • Affect and Cognition, Development of Emotions
  • Personality and Emotion, Culture and Emotion
  • Culture and Emotion, Emotion Regulation
  • Emotion Regulation, Importance of Positive Affect

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key approaches to and theories of emotion, and the various methodologies employed in the study of emotion
  • Analyse the cognitive, affective, physiological, cultural, personality, and behavioural components of individual emotions
  • Evalute the research findings and theories of emotion in human development, personality, and cognition
  • Judge the implications of emotion on life outcomes and physical, psychological, and mental well-being based on the research findings and theories in these areas
  • Design research studies to investigate key questions of interest in the field of emotion
  • Propose strategies for regulating emotion and improving well-being in real life by utilising the theories and concepts on emotion regulation and evaluating how emotion influences physical, psychological, and mental well-being
  • Critique or evaluate existing research in a domain by drawing together theories and findings from various sources
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