Motivation and emotion/About
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.
Integrate psychological theories and research towards explaining the role of motivation and emotion in human thinking, feeling, and behaviour.
This unit is delivered in flexible mode via:
- Lectures: 12 x 2 hour on-campus lectures, with online recording.
- Tutorials: 6 x 2 hour face-to-face or virtual tutorials, with online recording
- Materials: Lecture, tutorial, and assessment materials available online via the unit websites (UCLearn Canvas and Wikiversity).
- Discussion: UCLearn Canvas forum and hashtag on Twitter to discuss the unit.
|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
|04||04 - Extrinsic motivation and psychological needs||05, 06||05, 06||02 - Needs||Topic development
|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)
|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
|04 - Emotion||09||08 - Aspects of emotion||13||13||04 - Emotion||Images
|05 - Individual emotions||10||09 - Individual emotions||14||14||05 - Individual emotions||Peer reviewing
|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)
Recording and sharing
|13||12 - Interventions and review||17||17|
(due Monday 9am)
(due Monday 9am)
- See 7124 2019 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.
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
An audio headset is recommended for:
Required IT skills (wiki editing and multimedia recording) will be taught in the unit.
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.|
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.
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