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Ann C Voorhies
Seattle Campus


Theory and research on reinforcement, punishment, frustration, preference, instinctual mechanisms, and other factors controlling animal behavior. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

Prerequisite: 2.0+ in Psych 202.

Class assignments and grading

Grading will be based primarily on student presentations and papers.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ann C Voorhies
Date: 07/23/2009