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9.68 Affect: Biological, Psychological, and Social Aspects of "Feelings"

As taught in: Spring 2009

Painting of a man wearing a dark coat and fur-lined hat with a bandage on the left side of his head.

Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear by Vincent van Gogh. (Image is taken from WebMuseum Web site.)




Prof. Stephan Chorover

Course Features

Course Description

Affect is to cognition and behavior as feeling is to thinking and acting, or as values are to beliefs and practices. Considers these relations, both at the psychological level of organization and also in terms of their neurobiological and sociocultural counterparts. In addition to attending weekly class sessions and doing regular homework assignments, students are required to participate in small study groups that meet independently for two hours per week.