Singapore University of Social Sciences


Emotion (PSY369)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Humanities and Social Sciences

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSY369 Emotion is an advanced course that will introduce students to the scientific discipline of psychological research in emotions. Students will be introduced to key theoretical perspectives and scientific evidence on various aspects of human emotions. The course will also offer students opportunities to apply emotions research to the real world and to develop a critical understanding of the methodological approaches used in the study of emotions. Skills such as developing research questions and designing as well as running research studies in emotions will also be covered. Basic knowledge of research methods (e.g., from PSY391 Applied Research Methods and Statistics) prior to taking this course is recommended.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Theories of Emotions
  • Emotions and Biology
  • Methodological Issues in Emotions
  • Functions of Emotions
  • Emotions and Cognition
  • Emotions and Behaviour
  • Emotions and Life Outcomes
  • Individual Differences in Emotions
  • Emotion Dynamics
  • Emotional Complexity
  • Mixed Emotions
  • Making Sense of Emotions in Real Life

Learning Outcome

  • Analyse the key affective, cognitive, behavioural, and biological components of emotions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, and empirical evidence on emotions
  • Judge the implications of emotion on psychological, behavioural, and life outcomes based on theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence on emotions
  • Design research studies to investigate key questions of interest in the field of emotions
  • Propose strategies for regulating emotions and using emotions to achieve specific objectives in real world situations
  • Appraise how emotions can be applied to understand and explain real-world events
  • Critique existing research in a domain by drawing together theories and findings from various sources
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