Social Cognition, Affect and Motivation Week 2

The second lecture of this course emphasises the role the bodily experience and particularly facial expression plays in our appraisal of emotions. The concept of mirror neurons is introduced which leads us to react unconsciously to the facial expression of the person next to us. Tests have shown that we like people more who mirror… Read More Social Cognition, Affect and Motivation Week 2

Social Cognition, Affect and Motivation Week 1

In this introductory lecture an outline of the course context was given. The overall aim is to provide an understanding of the interplay between cognitive processes, affect and the social context. As the title suggests, a special focus is on the question how social cognition and affect influence motivation. To get an overview of the… Read More Social Cognition, Affect and Motivation Week 1