Cognitive Processing - Emotions and Development
How do we cognitively process emotions and development? This free course takes you through the key theories and methods.
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Deepen your understanding and knowledge of the cognitive processing of emotions and development with this free online course. You will explore Easterbrook’s hypothesis (which ‘suggests that arousal or stimulation produces a narrowing of attention that selects among available stimuli. Whether information is processed depends on the level of arousal and the nature of the task at hand’), as well as preferred processing strategies and social-cognitive development. The informative demonstrations, problems, examples and assessment questions in this instructor-led video-based course are designed to provide you with a comprehensive foundation to cognitive processing.
The material kicks off by introducing you to the definition of ‘emotions’ and the different prenatal development stages. Then, decision-making will be discussed, which involves choosing among alternatives and the judgement that plays a vital role in the outcome. You will explore the concept of ‘resiliency’, which refers to various personality, family and environmental factors that compensate for increased life stress, so that common problems do not develop. You will also discover that ‘heredity’ refers to the transmission of physical and psychological characteristics from parents to their children through genes.
Next, you will learn the lifespan approach to development theory. Gain insight into different motor skills, get to grips with Easterbrook’s hypothesis in full, and discover the importance of understanding the role of the brain’s amygdala in cognitive and memory functions. Finally, you will study developmental psychology, postnatal development and emotional development.Start Course Now
Cognition and Emotion
Cognition and Emotion - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Cognition and Emotion
Emotion and Memory
Judgement and Decision Making
Emotions and Decision Making
Personal Moral Dilemmas
Cognition and Emotion - Lesson Summary
Cognitive Development - Learning Outcomes
Social and Cognitive Development
Lifespan Development of Memory
Cognitive Development - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Discuss the effects of emotions on attention and performance
- Describe the different types of memories
- Explain the reasons why anxiety is generally associated with impaired decision making
- Discuss the concept of 'optimistic bias'
- Explain the principle of material objectivity
- Discuss the concept of developmental psychology
- Describe the alternatives to Piaget’s theory of childhood cognitive development
- Explain the theories of moral and social development
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