Psychology of Emotions (2021/2022)

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at explaining the current views on emotions, as well as how scholars describe functional and dysfunctional affective processes. The main purpose is to assist students in the identification of affective dynamics, in order to develop competences in terms of describing and managing these dynamics at individual, group and organizational levels. Particular attention will be paid to the processes related to empathy, and to the emotion regulation mechanisms. By the end of the course students will be able to: - develop the ability to identify the affective dynamics that individuals adopt in various settings, with particular attention to the areas in which these dynamics are posed on individual, group, and organizational levels; - develop the ability to analyse both functionality and dysfunctionality of these dynamics with reference to the context in which these are implemented, in particular taking into account the regulation processes of the emotions that are used.