HUM-381 / 2 crédits

Enseignant: Mohr Christine

Langue: Anglais


Summary

The media frequently report on how color influences one's emotions and well-being. We teach students basic skills to critically understand and interpret these claims analyzing empirical studies in affective color psychology.

Content

Keywords

cognition, color psychology, perception, language, emotion, affect

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

none

Recommended courses

none

Important concepts to start the course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Search for relevant literature
  • Describe previous research including their weaknesses and strengths
  • Discuss research articles within a larger context
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate different, or ideally opposing viewpoints
  • Formulate your reasoning in oral and written form
  • Justify a constructive synthesis of the treated literature
  • Defend your conclusion based on the former learning outcomes

Transversal skills

  • Assess progress against the plan, and adapt the plan as appropriate.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

Course - seminar style of 90 minutes

Introduction of a course-relevant research topic, presentation of key studies and critical discussion of existing empirical work.

We support students 

- in their literature search

- in their preparation of the oral presentation

- in their preparation of the course summary

 

 

Expected student activities

-Present and discuss your scientific account of a popular statement in an oral presentation

-Write a brief summary of your presentation (half a page)

-Write 3 summaries (0.5-1 page each) of 3 presentations given by your peers.

-Contribute constructively to the disussion and outcome of the other presenters.

 

Assessment methods

- Evalutation of the oral presentation 

- Evaluation of the summary of the oral presentation

- Evaluation of the three summaries of presentations given by your peers

 

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No
Others

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

to be provided in the course

 

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Nombre de places: 80
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Colour psychology
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14 CM1120   
14-15    
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Mardi, 13h - 15h: Cours CM1120