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Course Description

This course examines theories and research results pertaining to the structures (self-, person, role, and event schemas) and processes (expectations, attributions, and inferences) underlying self- and person perception.

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Course Objectives

Week 1

  • Define motivation, identifying how motivation is expressed.
  • Identify sources of motivation.
  • Analyze the relationship between the brain, motivation, and behavior.
  • Apply theories of motivation that are effective in explaining various behaviors.

Week 2

  • Analyze how physiological, psychological implicit, and quasi needs affect behavior.
  • Identify incentives, consequences, and rewards for behavior.
  • Explain autonomy, competence, and relatedness, as well as how they affect behavior.
  • Assess the importance of acquired needs, such as achievement, affiliation, and power.
  • Apply relevant theories and models in understanding human behavior.

Week 3

  • Evaluate plans of action, goal setting, goal striving, and the factors that lead to goal disengagement as they relate to cognition.
  • Compare the four types of mindsets.
  • Explain self-efficacy, mastery beliefs, and learned helplessness.
  • Identify factors related to the self, including self-concept, self-esteem, and self0regulation.
  • Analyze theories related to goal setting, mindset, personal control, and self.

Week 4

  • Describe the basic and complex emotions that humans experience and the role they play in peoples’ lives.
  • Analyze the key biological and cognitive factors that affect emotion.
  • Explain how appraisal affects emotion.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of theories on emotion in explaining various behaviors.

Week 5

  • Explain the positive psychology approaches.
  • Analyze state-of-the-art intervention techniques.
  • Evaluate the personal strengths investigated in positive psychology.

Prerequisites

None

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MOTIVATIONAL PROCESSES IN HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Aug 11, 2020 to Sep 14, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
MOTIVATIONAL PROCESSES IN HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Sep 15, 2020 to Oct 19, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
MOTIVATIONAL PROCESSES IN HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Oct 20, 2020 to Nov 23, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
MOTIVATIONAL PROCESSES IN HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Nov 24, 2020 to Jan 11, 2021
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
167.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
MOTIVATIONAL PROCESSES IN HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jan 12, 2021 to Feb 15, 2021
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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