Determinants of motivation, relationship of motives to emotion, thought, personality, and action. Implications for understanding self and others.
You will be required to view four films for the course (which you can buy, rent, or borrow from a library). You must have Internet access to successfully complete this course.
Prerequisite: 
PSYCH 307 (Writing within Psychology) & PSYCH 309 (Psychological Testing) & PSYCH 310 (Psychological Research Design and Analysis); or instructor's consent.
Course Outline: 
  1. Lesson 1: Introduction to the Psychology of Motivation—Historical, Biological, and Evolutionary Concepts
  2. Lesson 2: Motivation as Regulation
  3. Lesson 3: Two-Sided Coins: Stress and Coping, Needs and Drives, Motives and Personalities
  4. Lesson 4: Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motives, Goals, and Choices