psy355 | undergraduate
Motivational Processes In Human Psychology
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Introduction to Motivation
- Explain the relationship between motivation and behavior.
- Analyze theories concerning human motivation.
- Identify sources of motivation.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of motivation theories in explaining various behaviors.
Biological Foundations of Motivation
- Analyze the brain structures and functions associated with motivation.
- Evaluate the effects of heredity and the environment on motivation.
Motivation and Personality
- Explain the differences between physiological and psychological needs.
- Evaluate the effects of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation on behavior.
Arousal, Behavior, Stress, and Affect
- Describe the relationship between arousal and behavior, including performance and affect.
- Examine historical theories of arousal and emotion as they relate to human motivation.
- Assess the short-term and long-term effects of stress on the body, the brain, and behavior.
The Function of Emotions as Motives
- Analyze the methods used in research for uncovering basic emotions.
- Discuss the facial feedback hypothesis, stressing event-appraisal-emotion sequence.
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