1. Theories and research in the psychology of motivation
Students will compare and contrast a wide range of theories and research findings within the sub discipline of the psychology of motivation.
Measurement: In-class quizzes, both individual- and team-based, on assigned textbook and other reading.
2. Application of theories and concepts
Students will categorize and apply theories and concepts to specific fictional characters and settings in film.
Measurement: Out-of-class application activities that focus on four films shown in class and that require application of specific concepts to the characters, plots, and themes of the films.
3. Connections to one's own experience
Students will analyze connections between the subject matter and one’s own experience of motivation.
Measurement: Individual essays and essay exams that focus on the personal application of concepts to one’s experience.