This course introduces students to core and advanced theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding human motivation and emotion. Topics covered include theories of motivation, drives and instincts, consciousness and volitional behaviour, self-control and self-regulation, the function of emotions, relationships between emotion and cognition, and the regulation of emotions.
|Online – 1 hour online lecture content not for timetabling||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Workshop||2hrs||Week 1||12 times|
Topics covered include theories of motivation, drives and instincts, consciousness and volitional behaviour, self-control and self-regulation, the function of emotions, relationships between emotion and cognition, and the regulation of emotions.
700 Level (Specialised)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Understand and explain the major theories and concepts of human motivation and emotion, and recognise and explain how these factors influence human behaviour.||Knowledgeable|
|2||Consider and participate in self-exploration to develop a deeper understanding of theories of motivation and emotion.||Creative and critical thinker|
|3||Transfer core and advanced knowledge of human motivation and emotion to applied concepts and scenarios.||Empowered|
|4||Develop appropriate strategies and interventions to overcome a variety of motivational problems.||
|5||Develop coherent arguments that can be supported by relevant research literature.||
Creative and critical thinker
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Enrolled in program AR506
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
You will be given assistance and feedback in weeks 2 and 3 workshops on how to write your operational definition for Assessment Task 1.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 8||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 11||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||40%||
|Exam Period||Online Test (Quiz)|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Behaviour change report|
The goal of this assessment to operationalise one of your behaviours, record its occurrence, explain why it may be occurring, and devise strategies to modify that behaviour.
The word limit is 1500 words. The 1500 words includes all headings, words, and citations inside and outside the brackets (but not the title page or reference list). APA style (7th ed) is required for in-text citations, reference list and format. A more detailed outline of the requirements of this assessment will be provided on Blackboard in Week 1.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Treatment strategy essay|
The goal of this assessment is to devise a treatment strategy for a hypothetical client.
The word limit for the essay is 1800 words and includes all headings, words, and citations insides and outside the brackets (but not the title page, or reference list). APA style (7th ed) is required for in-text citations, reference list and format. You will be provided with an essay topic on Blackboard in Week 1 and will be asked to critically review current motivation and emotion psychology research on the topic, in order to devise an appropriate treatment strategy.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Examination|
To assess your knowledge of the course content. The end-of-semester examination will consist of multiple choice and short answer questions based on the materials covered in the online lectures, in the textbook, and in the workshops.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
Multiple choice and short answer questions.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Johnmarshall Reeve||2018||Understanding Motivation and Emotion||7th||John Wiley & Sons Incorporated|
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