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This module is available for 2017/18

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Module code:PSYCGS02 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Social Cognition, Affect and Motivation
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Gabriella Jiga
Organiser's location:26 Bedford Way
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Module outline:This module examines the interplay between basic cognitive processes, affect, and motivation in the construction of social reality. It reviews knowledge about how the current states, feelings, and goals of the social perceiver affect judgment and behaviour, as well as how the social context affects the individuals’ ways of thinking, feeling, and regulating their behaviour. In particular, the module entails an examination of effects associated with mood, embodiment, approach-avoidance motivation, self-regulation, ego depletion and social factors that impact motivation and affect, such as power, status, social exclusion and minority status affect the emotion and motivation. 
Module aims:To introduce students to the affective and motivational components of social cognition.  
Module objectives:Through the course, students are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of: - how current emotional states and motives affect the construal of social reality - experimental designs in social cognition, affect and motivation - theoretical issues in motivation and social cognition - how the social reality impacts emotion and motivation 
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Module assessment:One essay (3,000 words) 100.00% 
Notes:This is available to a limited number of students from MSc Cognitive and Decision Sciences and MSc Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology 
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Last updated:2017-10-02 14:44:40 by ucjtm62