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Human Emotional Learning: Likes, Dislikes and Fear

There is currently broad agreement that likes and dislikes, including strong emotional responses such as fear and anxiety, are learned. However, little is known about the manner in which different forms of emotional learning interact or about how emotional learning once acquired can be modified, reduced or eliminated. In particular in the context of fear learning this is problematic as fear memories once acquired seem difficult to change and likely to return even after successful extinction – a phenomenon known …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Psychology and Counselling

The Emotional Face

Faces are a rich source of social information communicating social categories like sex, age or ethnicity of a person, but also a person’s emotional state via facial expressions of emotion. The current research investigates how cues available on a face (social category cues, attractiveness, trustworthiness) or what we know about a person affect the manner in which we process emotional expressions.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Psychology and Counselling

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