Ann C Voorhies
Theory and research on reinforcement, punishment, frustration, preference, instinctual mechanisms, and other factors controlling animal behavior. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202.
The course will explore the physiological, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of human motivation, including ingestion, sexual behaviors, addiction, performance, emotions, and control.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
There will be readings from both a textbook and primary sources, exploring both the general theories and specific research that has been done on the various topics that we will be exploring. This will not be a lecture-intensive course, rather students will be expected to do all readings before class and come prepared to contribute to a collaborative learning environment.
Prerequisite: 2.0+ in Psych 202.
Class assignments and grading
Grading will be based primarily on student presentations and papers.