Motivation and Emotion
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
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|Study Abroad availability:||Available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||January 2013 [ Standard ]|
This subject introduces students to research and theory in the study of motivation and emotion. The focus is on internal and generic mechanisms underlying behaviour patterns including drives and instincts, consciousness and volitional behaviour, self-control and self-regulation, the structure and function of emotions, relationships between emotion and cognition, and the regulation of emotions. The subject is designed to develop critical thinking skills with respect to empirical research and theory.
Recommended Pre/Co-requisites: PSYC11-100 or PSYC11-101; PSYC11-105
At the end of this subject students will (1) demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in research on motivation and emotion, (2) describe, apply and evaluate the different research methods used by psychologists, (3) respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes, (4) use information in an ethical manner, (5) communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts, and (6) demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.