Cognition, Emotion and Psychopathology (PSY 411)

2022 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Robert Booth,
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PSY310 PSY311 PSY370
Interactive,Discussion based learning
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In this seminar course, students read about and discuss topics in the booming fields of affective cognition and experimental psychopathology. Students present and analyse key readings on visual search for threat, attentional and memory narrowing, cognitive biases in anxiety and depression, cognitive bias modification, and cognitive approaches to understanding and remediating PTSD. Students gain confidence in presenting complex work, independently critiquing and debating concepts and evidence.


  • To analyse and discuss the latest research publications discussing the interfaces and interactions among cognition, emotion, and emotional psychopathology.
  • To gain experience and comfort discussing and criticising up-to-date scientific publications in an off-the-cuff setting.
  • To gain experience in producing longer written reviews, based on the student's own research and assessment of primary research literature
  • To gain experience in making formal presentations, and of leading and guiding group discussions.


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 3

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 5

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 4

1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences. 5

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society. 2

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information. 5

1. Develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the workings of human mind and behavior, and use this understanding to advance psychological theory, research and applications. 5

2. Analyze psychological phenomena critically and provide constructive analysis at the individual and the societal levels, and integrate with the professional life. 3

3. Consume and provide input for psychological literature by demonstrating proficiency in research design, methods, and statistical analyses, computing skills, and ethical standards; and develop a habit of expressing these with advanced oral and written skills; share in national and international platforms. 5


  Percentage (%)
Term-Paper 60
Presentation 30
Other 10