Motivation: Theory, Research, and Application by Herbert L. Petri.
Additional readings available online may be assigned
COURSE PRE-REQUISITES: PSYC 1101
introductory psychology is the only prerequisite for this course, be aware that
this is a level 3000 psychology course. The course covers a large number
of theories of motivation and behavior. It also relies heavily on the
experimental approach to psychology. In many cases the material is conceptually
difficult and requires considerable thought. Delaying the reading of the
required material until a few days before an exam will not work for most
students. Read the relevant material before we cover it in class, think about
the material, and study often.
Exams: There will be 3 exams. The exams will consist of multiple
choice, fill-ins, and short answers based on the lecture material, the textbook,
and any additional reading assignments.
If you miss an exam because of illness (or another legitimate and documented
reason) you must notify me as soon as possible. Call my office and leave a
message (or email) if you can't physically come to school. No makeups will be
given to anyone who does not contact me by the next class period after the
scheduled exam. ALL makeup exams will be given on the last day of Lecture
classes – Dec 13.
On-line Quizzes: Quizzes
will be provided on Blackboard. You
must take at least 5 of the quizzes to satisfy the Quiz requirement for the
course. 20 pts will be given for
each passed quiz up to 5 quizzes. 5 passed quizzes = 100 pts, 4 passed quizzes =
80 pts, etc.) A passing grade on a quiz is 65%. You may take the quizzes at any
time and you may take any combination of quizzes that you like. The point of the
quizzes is to help you study the material so take as many of them as possible
and in a timely manner (i.e., prior to a scheduled exam).
To take the quizzes log onto Blackboard as usual. The address is http://setonhall.blackboard.com
or you can access it through my homepage http://pirate.shu.edu/~vigorimi.
Optional Portfolio Assignment: A portfolio serves primarily 3 functions:
1. an opportunity to integrate your notes, the text, and other material, therefore providing an effective study method.
an individualized resource to take with you into future courses.
a record or documentation of some of the content that you learned
in the course.
Requirements and instructions will be provided.
Without Portfolio Assignment
Tentative Exam Dates:
CHAPTER OUTLINES: Chapter outlines will be made available on
Blackboard. These outlines are
intended to help organize your studying. You are still responsible for all
material covered in class and in the readings that may not appear on these
Introduction and the theory of evolution
Biological views of motivation
Learning views of motivation
Cognitive views of motivation
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September 07, 2001