NCCR Affective Sciences

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Location: Geneva
Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Genève

Affiliation: University of Geneva

Affective Sciences - Emotions in Individual Behaviour and Social Processes

The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR), Affective Sciences - Emotions in Individual Behaviour and Social Processes, is one of the world’s first interdisciplinary research networks to examine emotions in a comprehensive manner. The influence of emotional factors is becoming increasingly important in explaining human behaviour :  not only in research, but also in politics and economics. Psychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers, economists, lawyers and anthropologists work together on research on the psychological, biological and social mechanisms that generate and control emotions. They explore the emergence of emotions and feelings, their regulation and their social functions. Their findings may help to improve physical and mental health, foster well-being in the family and the workplace, and develop skills in the handling of emotions.

Home institution: Université de Genève

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