syllabus

Psychology of Emotion (Psychology 4000)

Course website

Prof. Adrienne Wood

Fall 2019, XXDAYSTIMEXX
Classroom: Gilmer Hall XX
Office hours: XXX in Gilmer Hall XX
XXX@virginia.edu



Course Description


Grade Components

1. Attendance and class participation, 20%:

Each class you will receive 1 point for attendance and 2 points for participation.* You get 2 freebies classes without any missed points--these are for sick days, travel days, or days where you come to class but your brain decided not to join.

What does it mean to participate?

  • Contributing to the discussion
  • Asking questions (remember, if you're confused by something, that means other students are as well)
  • Contributing to small group discussions
  • Being ready to respond if I call on you (you will never ever lose points for being wrong, so give it a shot. I will only dock participation points if I repeatedly get the sense that you weren't paying attention to the converation)
  • Being fully engaged in class activities
  • Being present: I trust you to use your laptops wisely and not get distracted by them. I can tell the difference between note taking and scrolling the 'gram. It will distract your classmates if you're using your computer for things unrelated to the class. Please respect them and be fully engaged. We'll all have more fun that way.

Not everyone is comfortable speaking in front of the entire class, which I respect. If this is you, feel free to let me know and we can come up with a way for you to to show you are engaged and paying attention.

*MATH!! 3 points * 27 classes = 81 possible attendance and participation points. Let's say you missed 3 classes (2 were your freebies so you're docked for 1 day). You get 78/81 points (96%), which we can multiply by 20 to see how many total class percentage points out of 20 you're earning from attendance and participation. 19.26--not too shabby!

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2. Weekly Online Writing, 20%:

3. Midterm, 20%:

4. Final Paper, 40%:

Converting to letter grades

A 93% and above
A- 90-92.9%
B+ 87-89.9%
B 83-86.9%
B- 80-82.9%
C+ 77-79.9%
C 73-76.9%
C- 70-72.9%
D+ 67-69.9%
D 63-66.9%
D- 60-62.9%
F 0-59.9%


Class Structure


Schedule and Readings

Complete readings and assignments before the day they appear on the syllabus.

Tuesday, 8/27: Organization

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 8/29: Theories of emotion: Discrete vs. Dimensional accounts

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 9/3: Theories of emotion: Beyond the 2 Ds

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 9/5: Methods in affective science

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 9/10: Seeking good and avoiding bad: The building blocks of affect, day 1

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 9/12: Seeking good and avoiding bad: The building blocks of affect, day 2

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 9/17: Emotion expression, day 1

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 9/19: Emotion expression, day 2

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 9/24: Emotion in the body

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 9/26: Emotion in the brain

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 10/1: Fear, day 1

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 10/3: Fear, day 2

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 10/8, NO CLASS: Reading Day

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 10/10: Emotion and attention

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 10/15: Emotion and memory

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 10/17: MIDTERM

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 10/22: Play, joy, and happiness, day 1

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 10/24: Play, joy, and happiness, day 2

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 10/29: Interest and curiosity

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 10/31: Interest and curiosity

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 11/5: Anger, day 1

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 11/7: Anger, day 2

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 11/12: Emotions in groups

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 11/14: Emotions in groups

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 11/19: Love and attachment, day 1

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 11/21: Love and attachment, day 2

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 11/26: Robot emotions

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 11/28, NO CLASS: Thanksgiving

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Tuesday, 12/3: Wildcard

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059

Thursday, 12/5: Concept mapping

Ferguson, C. J., & Heene, M. (2012). A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories: Publication Bias and Psychological Science’s Aversion to the Null. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 555–561. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459059