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Psychophysiology & Emotion

Enrolment code: KHA304

Offered: Hobart: semester 1

Special note: This is a 300 level elective unit which may be taken as part of psychology major.

Unit description:

Provides an introduction to basic psychophysiological concepts and includes an examination of response systems within the autonomic nervous system, the psychophysiology of stress, arousal, and emotion. The dynamics of emotional changes and the effect of physiological arousal on emotion are examined from a reversal theory perspective.

In laboratory sessions students participate in demonstrations of response measurement and procedures, to illustrate physiological concepts such as arousal, orienting responses, lie detection, biofeedback and imagery. Students are also introduced to research on emotions, and conduct an experiment on arousal and changes in mood and emotion.

Staff Dr GV Wilson (Coordinator) For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2-hr lecture, 2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites KHA201 or KHA200 or KHA250  
Corequisites KHA301  
Mutual exclusions KHA321, 341  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in June (50%), lab test and 1,500-word research report (50%). Satisfactory performance in the lab component is required for a full pass Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Andreassi JL, Psychophysiology: Human Behavior and Physiological Response, ISBN 0805811036
Svebak S & Apter MJ, Stress and Health: Reversal Theory Perspective, Taylor & Francis, Washington DC, 1997
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Recommended texts etc Apter MJ (ed), Motivational Styles in Everyday Life, Am. Psychological Assoc, Washington DC, 2001 Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Psychology  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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