This course focuses on emotion in as it interacts with language comprehension and other cognitive processes. Introductory lectures will introduce the concept and history of emotion (research). Example topics include (but are not limited to) theories of emotion, the relationship of emotion to cognition, affective influences on language comprehension, the role of context in understanding emotions, the effects of emotion on attention and language processing, and the effects of emotion on maths performance.
The seminar will be given in English.
For the first lecture please read the following paper:
Leventhal, H., & Scherer, K. (1987). The relationship of emotion to cognition: a functional approach to a semantic controversy. Cognition and Emotion, 1, 3-28.