Grades aside, my hope is that you will complete the module with the following learning achievements
- Good understanding of the issues in emotion psychology.
- Critical thinking. This refers to the ability to analytically evaluate the logic of an argument. E.g., is the theoretical argument sound? Is there a loophole or fallacy?
- Insight. This means the ability to see something that no one else notice. E.g. Does the research finding give an alternative way to understand an issue? Insight also means being able to discern a concept for what it really is. Sometimes, an idea sounds simple on the surface, but behind its subtlety are profound implications. Other times, an idea sounds deep, but hidden beneath its convoluted exposition is an ordinary and unimpressive notion.
- Generative thinking. This refers to the ability to conceive new idea, such as a novel research hypothesis, or new theory, or an original commercial product.
- Applicative thinking. This reflects the ability to cross-apply an idea either to inform a different field of knowledge or for practical use. E.g.Might the findings from memory research be used to understand religion processes? Could they be applied for practical use in everyday life (e.g., sell your product, inspire your employees, or motivate yourself to complete that marathon)?
- Communication. This is about the ability to communicate what you know. It is not just about being to write a good term paper with the usual academic sophistication or to speak clearly. It is also about being able to excite the reader or persuade a sceptic.
- Above all, inspiration. Leave each class wanting to know more. Develop an intellectual entrepreneurship to create, test, evaluate, communicate, and apply new ideas.