Emotion:Experiential,relational and cultural approaches

Course Information
TitleΣυναίσθημα, Βιωματικές, Σχεσιακές και Πολιτισμικές Προσεγγίσεις / Emotion:Experiential,relational and cultural approaches
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKonstantinos Kafetsios
Course ID600019109

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Film Studies (2009-2013)

Registered students: 69
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses beloging to the selected specialization746

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
  • English (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to evaluate the central theoretical approaches that psychologists have used to describe emotion. Students will be able to evaluate methods and theories regarding cognitive and thoughtful explanation of emotion Students will be able to criticallz assess the impact of the social context on emotion Students will be able to apply emotion knowledge to film production and critical thinking Students will be able to critically evaluate the different methods for studying emotion in social behavior
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The study of emotion has advanced considerably since early theoretical investigations into its nature. Developments within different fields of psychology (clinical, social, developmental) point to the importance of research on the nature and function of emotion. The aim of the EMOTION course is to deepen your understanding of this area of psychological research and theorizing. The course will: a) explore cognitive, behavioral (display), and social, theories emotion, b) examine recent approaches, that have stressed the interpersonal nature and the social informants of emotional processes. The module aims ultimately to demonstrate the close connection between intrapersonal, interpersonal and cultural facets of emotion. By the end of the course and via successful participation in the course you will be in a position to: a) Evaluate the major theoretical frameworks in which psychologists have described and explained emotion; b) Critically consider the primary debates existent in theories of emotion (e.g., cognition vs. affect, categorical vs. dimensional structure, culture vs. biology); c) Be aware of differences in the levels of analysis of explaining emotion: intrapersonal, interpersonal, cultural. d) Analyze the role of conscious and non-conscious emotion in social behavior (in particular with regard to personality, clinical and interpersonal relationship research); e) Critically evaluate the major methods in assessing emotion in social behavior; f) Be aware of the cross-cultural differences and similarities in emotion functions and processes. Course Outline PART I: THE INTRAPERSONAL LEVEL OF ANALYSIS 1. Early and contemporary approaches to emotion 2. The structure of emotion 3. Emotion: Comparing Cognitive and affective structures 4. Assessing Individual Differences in Emotion-Cognition links: EI as a concept 5. Affect: Implications for motivation (and decision making) PART II: THE INTERPERSONAL LEVEL: BETWEEN THE INDIVIDUAL AND OTHERS 6. Emotion regulation: Individual and interpersonal processes 7. Socio-developmental perspectives on emotion and its regulation 8. Adult attachment and emotion in dyadic interaction 9. Facial emotion expressions 10. On Empathy: The concept, measures PART III: CULTURE AND EMOTION 11. Culture and Emotion: Commonalities and Differences 12. The Cultural context of Emotion Perception
emotion, social behavior, expressions, facial perception, cultural understanding
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
e-learn, moodle, video-clips, powerpoint, interactive online learning
Course Organization
Laboratory Work722.4
Reading Assigment361.2
Student Assessment
Course-work (40%) Exams (60%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Niedenthal, P.M., Krauth-Gruber, S., & Ric, F., (2006). Ψυχολογία του Συναισθήματος: Διαπροσωπικές, βιωματικές και γνωστικές προσεγγίσεις. Αθήνα: Τόπος. Ekman, P. And Davidson, R. (eds.) (1995). The nature of emotion: fundamental questions. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press. Καφέτσιος, Κ. (2005). Δεσμός, συναίσθημα και διαπροσωπικές σχέσεις. Αθήνα: Τυπωθήτω. Oatley, Keith, & Jenkins, Jennifer, M. (1995). Understanding Emotions. Toronto: Blackwell Publishers. Parrot, (2003). The Social Psychology of Emotion: A reader. Sage. Frijda, N. H. (1986). The Emotions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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