Details for Psychology of Emotion

Throughout this unit students will have opportunity to engage with their emotions as a basis of understanding the emotions of others. Topics explored include: common mental health issues, loss and grief support and self-care.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC001
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Leeanne Cameron



Awards offering Psychology of Emotion

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

Unit Content


  1. Differentiate between normal and abnormal emotional development;
  2. Recognise reactions to grief and loss and engage empathically;
  3. Reflect on the importance of care for self;
  4. Practice respectful relationships with people with mental health issues and determine key needs.

Subject Content

  1. Engaging with your emotions as the basis of understanding the emotions of others
  2. Grief and care support
  3. Normal and abnormality as it relates to mental health and disability
  4. Exploring common mental health issues
  5. Local resources and referral protocols

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Intensives + E-learning (online) as follows: 2 x three day Intensives = 36 hours + approx 84 hours additional online lectures, time for research, writing, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.

Note: Intensives 1 and 2 are required to complete this unit.

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  1. Essay (30%)
  2. Reflection (40%)
  3. Group Presentation (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided