Details for Psychology Of Emotion

This is a first year Applied Social Science core subject that introduces students to the fields of psychology, social science and the importance of emotions in human identity. It leads into other psychology subjects and informs subjects such as grief and loss. This subject will allow students to develop a better understanding and management of their emotions. Students learn how to use this as a basis for building a framework to identify and work appropriately with the emotions of clients in an empathetic and professional manner.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC403
  • Credit points: 10

Awards offering Psychology Of Emotion

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Assessment Methods

Emotion Paper and Presentation - 20%

PodCast/YouTube Presentation - 30%

Emotion LEsson Plan Package and Presentation - 50%

Prescribed Text

Lewis, M., Haviland-Jones, J.M. & Barrett, L.F. 2010. Handbook of Emotions, 3rd Ed, The Guilford Press, NY.

Representative References

Ellis, D. and Tucker, I. 2015. Social Psychology of Emotion. London: Sage.

Colbert D. 2003. Deadly Emotions, Thomas Nelson, Inc., Nashville.

Goleman D. 2000. Working with Emotional Intelligence, Bantam Books, Sydney

Greenburg, L & Paivio, S. 2003. Working with emotions in psychotherapy, The Guilford Press, New York.

Kalat, J & Shiota, M. 2007. Emotion, Thompson Wadsworth, Canada.

Koole, S.L. 2009. The Psychology of Emotion Regulation: An Integrative Review. Cognition and Emotion, 23(1): 4-41.

Leaf, C. 2009. Who switched off my brain? Inprov Ltd, Southlake.

Lee J. 2009. The Anger Solution, Lifelong Books, Cambridge.

Pert, C. 2003. Molecules of Emotion, Scribner, New York.

Russell, J.A. 2014. Four Perspectives on the Psychology of Emotion: An Introduction. Emotion Review, 6(4): 291.