David Pizarro is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. His primary research interest is in how and why humans make moral judgments, such as what makes us think certain actions are wrong or that some people deserve blame or praise for their actions. Professor Pizarro also studies how emotions influence a wide variety of social judgments. These two areas of interest come together in the topic of much of his recent work, which has focused on the emotion of disgust and the role it plays in shaping moral and political judgments. In addition to research, he co-hosts a podcast on the psychology and philosophy of ethics called “Very Bad Wizards.”
In this course, you will examine the relationship between emotion and cognition, and explore the ways emotion can affect your judgment and decision-making. You will consider how emotion can shape what you are perceiving and paying attention to, and how it impacts your memory. You will examine how emotion can influence creativity and practice measuring your own creativity. Next, you will explore how emotions impact morality and how that can impact behavior. Finally, you will explore how emotions can affect your interpersonal relationships, and consider emotional conflict in both romantic and workplace relationships. Throughout the course, you will use a journal to reflect how the interplay between emotions and cognition affects your life.
NOTE: This course relies heavily on visual cues as the majority of cited research is based on visually identifying and recognizing emotions.
Symposium sessions feature three days of live, highly interactive virtual Zoom sessions that will explore today’s most pressing topics. The Leadership Symposium offers you a unique opportunity to engage in real-time conversations with peers and experts from the Cornell community and beyond. Using the context of your own experiences, you will take part in reflections and small-group discussions to build on the skills and knowledge you have gained from your courses.
Join us for the next Symposium in which we’ll discuss the ways that leaders across industries have continued engaging their teams over the past two years while pivoting in strategic ways. You will support your coursework by applying your knowledge and experiences to relevant topics for leaders. Throughout this Symposium, you will examine different areas of leadership, including innovation, strategy, and engagement. By participating in relevant and engaging discussions, you will discover a variety of perspectives and build connections with your fellow participants from various industries.
Upcoming Symposium: February 6-8, 2024 from 11am – 1pm ET
All sessions are held on Zoom.
Future dates are subject to change. You may participate in as many sessions as you wish. Attending Symposium sessions is not required to successfully complete any certificate program. Once enrolled in your courses, you will receive information about upcoming events. Accessibility accommodations will be available upon request.