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Class 2: The Science of Emotion - How Emotions Are Made

This is an introductory course to the building blocks of the science of emotions. We answer how are emotions made.
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45 minute class

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This class is taught in English.
Emotions are vague.  My goal is to bring awareness to their emotions and make them think of emotions differently.  This simple awareness will help them discover that emotions are different for everyone.  I hope this cultivates more empathy for each other and helps in our collaborative world. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
I refer to the work of Lisa Feldman Barret.  Her book is called "How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain".

Paul Ekman:https://www.paulekman.com/universal-emotions/ 
He is the psychologist responsible for our current discussion of emotions.  His work is contradictory to that of Lisa Feldman Barret. 

Basic principles of the brain:


Lives in Canada
The Journey to Emotional Intelligence
166 total reviews
294 completed classes

About Me

Hi, I'm Rob!

What is willpower, and how is fear its greatest enemy?

As an actor and traveler, I have been swimming in the world of emotions.  

After I earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology, I started teaching High School in Montreal, Canada.... 
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