Sep 15, 2019  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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PSYCH 290 Motivation

3 Credits

This course is designed to study motivation as it refers to psychological “forces” underlying behavior. Biological, psychological and social factors that consciously or unconsciously influence our behavior are examined. Important concepts of major theories are discussed, and research findings which may support or contradict each theory are presented. Topics of study include: homeostasis, drives, needs, and awareness, extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, stress, coping, and health, evolution of universal motive, addiction and addictive behaviors, personality and self in motivation, and “free” will.

Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 101  (with a minimum grade of C). 

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