Psychology of Emotions - Online Course - Community Learning - 14:00-15:00

Online Courses, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Wednesday: 2pm - 3pm
No. sessions 2
Venue Online Courses, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £6

About this course

What are emotions? How does the brain make them? How can emotions be mastered? These are just some of the questions this short course will attempt to answer as learners will be introduced to some of the psychological theories of emotion.  

When you feel happy, sad, anxious or surprised, what’s really going on? 

This course will focus on emotions and ask if they are universally pre-programmed in our brain and bodies, or if they are constructed? 

We will look at the difference between thoughts and feelings and discuss how emotions are experienced consciously and unconsciously, and how each person experiences emotion differently. 

We will also touch on how people may be able to change their emotions. 

Informed by different branches of psychology including neuroscience, you will be able to define emotion, understand the difference between logic and emotion, appreciate how emotion influences attention, be introduced to self-regulation, and look at individual and cultural differences when it comes to how we experience emotion.  

An interest in psychology is advantageous but this is an introductory course so no previous knowledge is required. 

Suggested Reading for the course: 

  • ‘The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals’ by Charles Darwin 
  • ‘How Emotions are Made’ by Lisa Feldman Barrett 

As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed.

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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