Motivation and Emotion (7124.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify the major principles of motivation and emotion;
2. Integrate theories and current research towards explaining the role of motivation and emotions in human behaviour; and
3. Critically apply knowledge of motivation or emotion to an indepth understanding of a specific topic in this field.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Prerequisites4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour
4310 Psychology 102 OR 10444 Foundations of Psychology
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr James Neill|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Dr James Neill|
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The major project provides a scaffolded "capstone" experience and consists of four parts:
- topic selection
- topic development
- book chapter
- multimedia presentation
This project helps students to bring together and demonstrate their applied psychology knowledge and skills to produce useful real-world resources.
Consider adding this work to your resume and showcasing it in your ePortfolio.
Alternative assessment which satisfies the learning outcomes and graduate attributes may be negotiated with the unit convener where reasonable grounds are presented. In the absence of email communication to the unit convener requesting alternative assessment, it is assumed that participation in the standard assessment exercises is willingly undertaken. The onus is upon the student to negotiate alternative assessment.
The major project (topic development, book chapter, and multimedia presentation) assessment exercises use collaborative, online, public platforms. Use anonymous accounts if you have privacy concerns. Students own the copyright to their work. Contributing to Wikiversity requires Creative Commons Sharealike 4.0 licensing of that material.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Using generative AI
Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tools like ChatGPT can aid but should not replace independent thinking. If using genAI tools for the major project (topic development, book chapter, multimedia presentation), acknowledge their use in Wikiversity edit summaries and/or provide APA-style citations. Acknowledgement is not required for low-level tasks such as improving spelling, grammar, and quality of written expression.
You are responsible for content you submit. Be aware of limitations of genAI tools such as inaccuracies, biases, and incomplete content. GenAI tools work best for topics you already understand, with carefully crafted prompting based on peer-reviewed research. Refine prompts for better results and fact-check generated content. Despite the risks, genAI tools can aid brainstorming, concept explanation, synthesis of ideas, and improve the readability and quality of written expression.
For more information, see the detailed genAI guidelines.
This table estimates the time required to complete the major activities in this unit. Plan to allocate approximately 10 hours per week over 15 weeks.
Engagement by attending lectures and tutorials is strongly recommended but is not compulsory.
Non-engagement is likely to make successful completion of the assessment items more difficult because:
- Lectures discuss content which is assessed in the quizzes.
- Tutorials develop skills directly related to the major project (topic development, book chapter, and multimedia presentation) assessment exercises.
Required IT skills
Required IT skills (wiki editing and multimedia recording) will be taught in the unit.
- Reeve (2018) textbook (~AUD180 hard copy, ~AUD78.00 e-book purchase, ~AUD39 e-book rent). The School Locker. UC library has 3 hard copies and 3 e-books.
- Audio headset (~$30) - recommended for recording the Multimedia Presentation and for participating in online tutorials.
Work placement, internships or practicums