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Motivation and emotion - About this unit

Syllabus[edit]

Motivation and Emotion will cover drives and instincts, theories of motivation, 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.

Learning outcome[edit]

Integrate psychological theories and research towards explaining the role of motivation and emotion in human thinking, feeling, and behaviour.

Prerequisites[edit]

Psychology 101 and Psychology 102, or permission of unit convener.

Delivery mode[edit]

This unit is delivered in flexible mode via:

  1. Lectures: 12 x 2 hour on-campus lectures, with online recording.
  2. Tutorials: 6 x 2 hour face-to-face or 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 Canvas forum and #emot18 hashtag on Twitter to discuss the unit.

Schedule[edit]

Modules Weeks Lectures Readings
(Ch)
Quizzes Tutorials Assessment skills
01 - Introduction 01 01 - Introduction UO, 01 01 01 - Introduction Topic selection

Basic wiki editing

02 02 - Historical development and assessment skills 02, Assessment 02
02 - Needs 03 03 - Brain and physiological needs 03, 04 03, 04 02 - Needs Topic development

Collaboration

04 04 - Extrinsic motivation and psychological needs 05, 06 05, 06 02 - Needs Topic development

Collaboration

03 - Goals and self 05 05 - Implicit motives and goals 07, 08 07, 08 03 - Goals and self Topic development
(due Week 5 Monday 9am)

Literature searching

06 06 - Mindsets, control, and the self 09, 10, 11 09, 10, 11
04 - Emotion 07 07 - Nature of emotion 12 12 04 - Emotion Images

Tables

- 08 Mid-semester break - - -
04 - Emotion 09 08 - Aspects of emotion 13 13 04 - Emotion Images

Tables

05 - Individual emotions 10 09 - Individual emotions
(no live lecture; 2018 recording)
14 14 05 - Individual emotions
(no live tutorial; 2018 recording)
Peer reviewing

Wiki-blitz

11 10 - Unconscious motivation 16 16 05 - Individual emotions
06 - Growth and interventions 12 11 - Growth psychology 15 15 06 - Growth psychology Book chapter
(due Week 12 Monday 9am)

Multimedia development

Recording and sharing

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

Timetable[edit]

  • See 7124 2018 S2 Timetable (UCLearn) and UC timetable.
  • 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]

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

We are currently in the changeover period between the 6th and 7th editions.

So, options are:

  • 6th edition (paperback) is now out of print but still fine - you might be to get a second-hand copy, plus there are several in short loan in the library
  • 7th edition (paperback AU$200) is ordered but not currently in the country - not likely to be available in the Co-op Bookshop and library until late Aug/early Sep. You could try ordering from overseas.
  • 7th edition (e-book AU$68) is the cheapest and quickest way to access. 

Reeve, J. (2015). Understanding motivation and emotion (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Coop. Amazon. Google Books. Companion site. UC Library. ISBN: Paperback 978-1-118-51779-6, E-text 978-1-118-80456-8.

Reeve, J. (2018). Understanding motivation and emotion (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Coop. Google Books. Instructor companion site. ISBN: Paperback 978-1-119-36760-4, E-book 978-1-119-36765-9.

Equipment[edit]

An audio headset is recommended for:

IT skills[edit]

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

Websites[edit]

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  1. Canvas
  2. Wikiversity
  3. Twitter hashtag #emot18

Assessment[edit]

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 online multiple-choice 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]

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]

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

External links[edit]

  1. Unit outline
  2. Unit description