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Emotion and Cognition


Admission requirements

Cognitive Psychology or a similar course. For admission information, please contact one of the study advisors of Psychology


This course addresses the interaction of human emotion and cognition and provides an overview of the basic schools of thought in the investigation of and theory on emotions and affective processing.

Course objectives

The student will gain a broad understanding of classic and modern theories on emotion and a deeper understanding of how theoretical concepts and hypotheses in this area can be applied to empirical phenomena and practical problems.


For the timetables of your lectures, workgroups, and exams, select your study programme.
Psychology timetables




Students need to register for lectures and work group sessions. Please consult the course registration website for information on registration periods and read the Registration Instructions.


Elective students have to enroll for each course separately. For admission requirements contact your exchange coordinator.


Students are not automatically enrolled for an examination. They can register via uSis from 100 to 10 calendar days before the date; students who are not registered will not be permitted to take the examination.

Registering for exams

Mode of instruction

8 2-hour lectures

Assessment method

Exam: 40 multiple choice questions in English. Pass = 27 correct answers and 5 open questions. Multiple choice questions count for 70% and open questions for 30%. The questions will be on the text book, lectures and additional papers.

Regulations on grade calculation.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has instituted that instructors use a software programme for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. In case of fraud disciplinary actions will be taken. Please see the information concerning fraud.

Reading list

  • Fox, E. (2008). Emotion Science. Palgrave Macmillan: New York. ISBN-10: 0230005187, ISBN-13: 978023000518

  • Additional papers

Contact information

Dr. Mariska Kret