PS220 The Psychology of Motivation
Prerequisites: PS 101, and EN 101.
This course examines the theory and research in motivation. Motivation will be examined from biological, learned, cognitive and multiple perspectives by reviewing the major theorists, their theories and research from these theories. Some basic motivational systems will be examined, including hunger, sexual response, attraction, and performance and aggression. The role of emotion and how it may sustain or undermine motives and goal directed behaviors will be discussed. Theories of self-motivation and self-regulation will be covered, including the need to seek thrills, the need to achieve, and the need to set goals. A library component is required.
3 Credit Hours