Christine Harris, Ph.D
Department of Psychology, 0109
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0109
Phone: (858) 822-4507
Lab: (858) 822-1929
Fax: (858) 534-7190


PSY199: Research Assistant

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PSY153: The Psychology of Emotion

This class provides a selective overview of the scientific study of emotion. The first part of the course will focus on contrasting theoretical perspectives on emotion (including facial expressions, subjective experience, and physiological responses). The rest of the course will focus on particular emotions (such as anger, fear, and jealousy) and on specific topics including emotion regulation, individual differences, health implications, and cognition and emotion.

PSY158: Interpersonal Relationships

This course examines theories and empirical work pertaining to interpersonal relationships. A variety of topics are covered such as interpersonal attraction, gender differences in mate preferences, cross-cultural perspectives on love, communication and conflict in relationships. The emphasis is on romantic relationships, although other types of relationships will also be covered.

PSY205: Graduate Course on Emotion

This seminar provides a selective overview of the scientific study of affect and emotion. The course will cover readings on 1) theoretical perspectives and debates on emotion (e.g. Appraisal theories, Domasio's Somatic Marker Hypothesis); 2) brain mechanisms and neuroscience of affect; 3) the complex relationship between emotion and cognitive processes (e.g., memory, attention, effects of emotion on decision making); 4) cross-cultural studies of emotion; and 5) the field's renewed interest in characterizing specific emotions (e.g. disgust, embarrassment).