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Motivation and emotion - About this unit

Syllabus[edit | edit source]

This unit covers theories of motivation (such as brain processes, extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, goal-setting, and the self) and emotion (including biological and cognitive perspectives, core emotions, and emotional regulation) and considers their application to everyday life.

Learning outcomes[edit | edit source]

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the major principles of motivation and emotion;
  2. Integrate theories and current research towards explaining the role of motivation and emotions in human behaviour; and
  3. Critically apply knowledge of motivation or emotion to an indepth understanding of a specific topic in this field.

Graduate attributes[edit | edit source]

This unit addresses the following UC graduate attributes:

  1. UC graduates are professional; they can:
    1. employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
    2. communicate effectively;
    3. use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
    4. display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;
    5. take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
  2. UC graduates are global citizens; they can:
    1. adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
    2. understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
    3. communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
    4. make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
  3. UC graduates are lifelong learners; they can:
    1. be self-aware;
    2. adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
    3. evaluate and adopt new technology.

Prerequisites[edit | edit source]

  1. Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour AND
  2. Psychology 102 OR Foundations of Psychology OR
  3. Permission of unit convener.

Delivery mode[edit | edit source]

This unit is delivered in flexible mode via:

  1. Lectures: 12 x 2 hour live virtual lectures, with online recording.
  2. Tutorials: 12 x 1 hour live virtual tutorials, with online recording
  3. Materials: Lecture, tutorial, and assessment materials available online via the unit websites (UCLearn Canvas and Wikiversity).
  4. Discussion: UCLearn discussion forum and #emot20 hashtag on Twitter to discuss the unit.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Modules Weeks Lectures Readings
(Ch)
Quizzes Tutorials Assessment skills
01 - Introduction 01 01 - Introduction UO, 01 01 01 - Topic selection Topic selection
02 02 - Historical development and assessment skills 02, Assessment 02 02 - Wiki editing Basic wiki editing
02 - Needs 03 03 - Brain and physiological needs 03, 04 03, 04 03 - Physiological needs Topic development
04 04 - Extrinsic motivation and psychological needs 05, 06 05, 06 04 - Psychological needs Collaboration
03 - Goals and self 05 05 - Implicit motives and goals 07, 08 07, 08 05 - Goals Topic development
(due Week 5 Monday 9am)
06 06 - Mindsets, control, and the self 09, 10, 11 09, 10, 11 06 - Self Literature searching
04 - Emotion 07 07 - Nature of emotion 12 12 07 - Core emotions Images
08 Mid-semester break - - -
09 08 - Aspects of emotion 13 13 08 - Measuring emotion Tables
05 - Individual emotions 10 09 - Individual emotions 14 14 09 - 20 emotions Peer reviewing


11 10 - Unconscious motivation 16 16 10 - Time perspective Wiki-blitz
06 - Growth 12 11 - Growth psychology 15 15 11 - Self-actualisation Book chapter
(due Week 12 Monday 9am)

Multimedia development

13 12 - Interventions and review 17 17 12 - Review Multimedia recording and sharing
- 14 - - - - Multimedia presentation
(due Monday 9am)
- 15 - - - - Quizzes
(due Monday 9am)

Timetable[edit | edit source]

  • See timetable 2020.
  • Enrol in a tutorial group.
  • If you are unable to attend your scheduled tutorial, try to attend a tutorial at a different time.

Textbook[edit | edit source]

The textbook for the unit is "Understanding motivation and emotion" by Johnmarshall Reeve, published by Wiley.

Reeve, J. (2018). Understanding motivation and emotion (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. The School Locker. Google Books. Instructor companion site. UC Library. ISBN: Paperback 978-1-119-36760-4, E-text 978-1-119-36765-9. Rent e-text.

Access options include:

  • 7th edition (paperback AU$200) is available from The School Locker.
  • 7th edition (e-book AU$81.25) is the cheapest and quickest way to access.
  • UC Library

Earlier editions can be used, but lectures and quizzes will be based on the 7th edition.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

An audio headset is recommended for:

IT skills[edit | edit source]

Required IT skills (wiki editing and multimedia recording) will be taught in the unit.

Websites[edit | edit source]

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  1. UCLearn
  2. Wikiversity
  3. Twitter: #emot20

Assessment[edit | edit source]

This table summarises the assessment item weightings and due dates. Click the assessment items for detailed guidelines.

Item Weighting Due Description Expected time involved
Topic development 5% 09:00 AM Mon Week 05 This early assessment exercise develops the topic and skills required for preparing the Book Chapter assessment exercise. Requirements: Register a Wikiversity account, sign up to an approved topic, create a Wikiversity user page, share a chapter plan which outlines major sections and key points and includes at least one relevant, reusable image, comment on the development of at least one another book chapter, and summarise this contribution on your Wikiversity user page. ~5 hours: ~1 hour to learn "how", 2 hours research, 2 hours preparation.
Book chapter 45% 09:00 AM Mon Week 12 Author an online book chapter up to 4,000 words about a unique, specific motivation or emotion topic. Topics must be approved by the unit convener. Includes a social contribution component. ~45 hours: ~7 hours to learn "how", 18 hours research, 20 hours preparation.
Multimedia 20% 09:00 AM Mon Week 14 Record and share an online multimedia presentation up to 3 minutes long about a unique, specific motivation or emotion topic, focusing on key problem(s) and answer(s) provided by psychological science. Address the same topic as covered in the book chapter. ~10 hours: 2 hours to learn "how", 6 hours preparation, 2 hours to record & finalise.
Quizzes 30% 09:00 AM Mon Week 15 17 equally-weighted 10-item, 10-minute, multiple-choice, online quizzes. One quiz per textbook chapter. ~90 hours: 12 lectures (x 2 hours each; 24 hours), 6 tutorials (x 2 hours each; 12 hours), 17 chapters (x ~3 hours each; 48 hours) and 6 hours completing the quizzes.

Evaluation[edit | edit source]

Previous students have generally indicated high levels of satisfaction with this unit, with several students reporting that this was the best unit of their degree. For more details, see evaluation.

See also[edit | edit source]

  1. Equivalent units
  2. Motivation | Emotion
  3. Discussion forum
  4. Gallery
  5. Help
  6. How to use Wikiversity
  7. Lectures
  8. Readings
  9. Staff
  10. Tutorials
  11. Motivation and Emotion (Wikibooks)
  12. Pearls of wisdom

External links[edit | edit source]

  1. Unit outline: 7124 Motivation and Emotion (2020)
  2. Unit description