Motivation and Emotion
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended Pre/Co-requisites: PSYC11-100 or PSYC11-101; PSYC11-105
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
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.Learning Objectives1. 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.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.