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