Academic Catalog 2019-20

PSY 3071 Psychology of Emotional Development

This course includes a brief summary of the neurobiology of emotions and considers inborn temperament vs. family environment and life events in the development of emotional states. Topics include: ranges of emotions from indifference to flooding; how emotions can drive behavior; ways emotions such as rage or melancholy can be modified; how positive emotions can be enhanced and developed over a lifetime. This is an interactive lecture and discussion course, drawing examples from the instructor's clinical cases and the student's own observation and experience.


1.00 unit