Determinants of motivation, relationship of motives to emotion, cognition, personality, and action. Implications for understanding self and others.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
 NoteContains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining PSYCH 365
Course Outcomes

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.