AP1851: The Nature and Power of Emotions and Thought

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 16, Max 22.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for thismodule will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 6 x 4hr(s) Lectures
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Ace.
Module Objective: To provide participants with a knowledge of the different theories on the nature of emotion and thought and to apply what they learn to themselves and to their relationship with others.
Module Content: Presentation of cognitive, behavioural, psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytical approaches to thoughts and emotion: Analysis of the nature of Emergency and Welfare emotions; The nature of the Freudian defences; Understanding specific emotions; Distinction between emotional receptivity and emotional responsivity.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe and contrast cognitive, behavioural, psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic approaches to thought and emotion.
  • Be able to understand the nature and purpose of their own thinking patterns and appy that knowledge to their relationship with others.
  • Describe and explain Freudian defence mechanisms and their influence on emotional and cognitive expression.
  • Identify and distinguish between welfare and emergency emotions and open and protective thinking patterns.
  • Identify difficulties in emotional receptivity or emotional expression and determine ways of resolving same.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word project).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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