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PSYC13-316: Motivation and Emotion

Description

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.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodePSYC13-316
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

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.
6. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite(s): Nil
Recommended Pre/Co-requisites: PSYC11-100 or PSYC11-101; PSYC11-105

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018