Advanced Research on Culture and Emotion|
This course offers an in-depth examination of how culture (e.g., cultural values, norms) influences the emergence, experience, expression, and social consequences of emotions. Students will work in a team on a semester-long research project on culture and emotion (e.g., envy, humiliation, shame, happiness). The course includes advanced theoretical and empirical literature. The readings and research projects will give special attention to how gender intersects with culture in emotional experience and expression. Students will also learn how to adapt methods (e.g., narrative approaches; diary studies; field experiments) and techniques (e.g., adjustment of research measures to specific cultural communities; translation) to study emotions in their cultural context.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected book chapters and articles (course packet).
15 examples of readings:
Averill, J.R. (1983). Studies on anger and aggression: Implications for theories of emotion. American Psychologist, 38, 1145-1160.
Boiger, M., & Mesquita, B. (2012). The construction of emotion in interactions, relationships, and cultures. Emotion Review, 4, 221-229.
Keltner, D., & Haidt, J. (1999). Social functions of emotions at four levels of analysis. Cognition & Emotion, 13, 505.521.
Lutz, C.A., & Abu-Lughod, L. (1990). LANGUAGE AND THE POLITICS OF EMOTION. Cambridge, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Presentations, short reports, final research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Class meetings will be devoted to discussion of readings, supervised training on research project, and students' oral presentations of research projects.
Preference will be given to students who have excelled in PSYC 265, 208, or 365, or are currently enrolled in any of these courses and have a strong interest in the topic. Interested students should send an email to Prof. Rodriguez Mosquera during the first days of pre-registration with (1) a short statement of reasons for interest, and (2) list of relevant coursework. Prof. Rodriguez Mosquera will hold interviews during pre-registration. Because this course has very limited seats, students are encouraged to discuss their interest in the course with Prof. Rodriguez Mosquera before pre-registration (during office hours).
|Instructor(s): Rodriguez Mosquera,Patricia Maria Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: ALLB113; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|