Motivation Theories and Applications in Psychology

PSY 222

An overview of the concept of motivation and its use in psychological theory and research. This survey course will examine psychological theory and research on core human motives, such as needs for autonomy, competence, and belonging and the role they may play in determining self-regulation, behavior, and emotional experience. In doing so, this course will also consider how motivations are addressed both deliberately and automatically, through goal setting and goal pursuit and the implications for understanding situational influences, individual difference and psychological well-being.
Curriculum Codes
  • SS
Typically Offered
Spring Only