Psychology (Human Emotion) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Psychology Course on Human Emotion by UC Berkeley

Published Feb 08, 2009

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What is the role of human emotion in rationality and decision making? How can we be well adjusted and happy? These are some of the challenging questions explored in University of California - Berkeley's course 'Human Emotion.' UC Berkeley's Psychology Department has made available audio webcasts of most of the lectures from this undergraduate psychology course.

Human Emotion: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes No No

Human Emotion: Course Description

UC Berkeley's 'Human Emotion' course, developed by Professor Dacher Keltner, introduces the major theories of the science of emotion. Starting with a psychological history, Professor Keltner's lectures explore scientific methods, issues and recent developments in this relatively new branch of science. A series of lectures on the communication of emotions explores the similarities of emotions across cultures. Other lectures focus on the development of emotions in childhood and how emotions affect mental health in both children and adults. The relationship between emotions and brain functions is also discussed. Understanding Emotions by Keith Oatley, Dacher Keltner and Jennifer M. Jenkins is the recommended text for this course. This undergraduate course is beneficial for any student interested in psychology.

This OpenCourseWare consists of 24 recorded lectures. To listen to the course materials or to learn more, visit the psychology of human emotion course page.

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