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.
Discuss the facial feedback hypothesis, stressing event-appraisal-emotion sequence.
Analyze the methods used in research for uncovering basic emotions.
Arousal, Behavior, Stress, and Affect
Assess the short-term and long-term effects of stress on the body, the brain, and behavior.
Examine historical theories of arousal and emotion as they relate to human motivation.
Describe the relationship between arousal and behavior, including performance and affect.
Motivation and Personality
Evaluate the effects of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation on behavior.
Explain the differences between physiological and psychological needs.
Biological Foundations of Motivation
Evaluate the effects of heredity and the environment on motivation.
Analyze the brain structures and functions associated with motivation.
Introduction to Motivation
Evaluate the effectiveness of motivation theories in explaining various behaviors.
Analyze theories concerning human motivation.
Explain the relationship between motivation and behavior.
Identify sources of motivation.
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