Activities

The school organizes the following activities:

Activity

Duration

Frequency

Lecture

∼1.5 hours

Once/month

Workshop

∼4 hours

Every 2 months

Graduate Seminar

∼4 hours

Every 2 months

Summer School

∼7 days

Every 2 years

 

Lectures: Once per month

The speaker will illustrate a selected topic in a 60-minute presentation. This will be followed by a 30-minute discussion with the audience.The lectures are intended to provide a forum for renowned scientists and scholars from varied disciplinary backgrounds who have made a significant contribution in their field of research to the Affective Sciences. Additional reading material will be provided to students prior to the event.

Workshops: Once every two months

The workshops can have different formats depending on the discipline and/or the topic that will be addressed and they will have an average duration of 4 hours. Additional reading material will be provided to students prior to the event. Examples: round table about a current research question; students’ presentations and discussion with peers and advanced researchers; tutorials or hands-on demonstrations of particular methodologies for the measure or analysis of affective phenomena in various disciplines.

Graduate seminars: Once every two months

The graduate seminars will have an average duration of 4 hours.  The aim of this activity is to introduce students to each discipline and/or topic of interest in the context of emotions. These sessions are practical and interactive, providing an overview of an area of interest to the field and ample opportunity for debate and exercises.

Summer School: Every two years the International Summer School in Affective Sciences will be organized by the Swiss Center in Affective Sciences.

The school addresses both thematic and methodological issues concerning specific topics of interest for the students in the affective sciences. The ISSAS involves extensive teaching and practical group sessions. The typical duration of the International Summer School in Affective Sciences is 7 to 10 days. 

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