Motivation and Emotion (7124.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|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||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr James Neill|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Dr James Neill|
Reeve, J. (2018). Understanding motivation and emotion (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Available as paperback and e-book. The School Locker. UC Library.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
The major project provides a scaffolded "capstone" experience and consists of three parts:
- 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.
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 major project (topic development, book chapter and multimedia presentation) assessment exercises involve use of collaborative, online, public platforms. Use anonymous accounts if you have privacy concerns. Alternative assessment which satisfies the learning outcomes and graduate attributes may be negotiated with the unit convener where reasonable grounds are presented. The onus is upon the student to negotiate alternative assessment.
Details about extension requests for this unit:
- Extensions for the topic development assessment exercise are not available. Students unable to submit this assessment item by the due date should withdraw from the unit prior to the Census Date.
- Extensions for other assessment exercises will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Progress on the assessment items is expected throughout the teaching period. Early communication of problems is strongly advised.
- Extensions will not be granted for:
- Workload (e.g., study load and/or paid or voluntary work) - such problems should be anticipated
- Technical problems (e.g., lost/corrupted/damaged storage media, software/internet access problems, and viruses) - keep multiple and regular backups
- Undocumented issues
- Extension requests should be submitted via email, from your UC student email address, to the unit convener, and include:
- Your first and last name
- Unit number, unit name, enrolment period, and assessment item(s) for which extension is requested
- Length of extension requested
- Reason for the extension request
- Documentary evidence. Appropriate evidence could consist of a:
- medical certificate which must include:
- Registered provider number, contact details, and signature
- Date(s) of consultation
- Duration of incapacity to study (must be during the teaching period and prior to the due date)
- Correct orientation - scanned/photographed documentation that requires the end-user to rotate in order to read may be rejected
- death notice or other documentation for bereavement
- Reasonable Adjustment Plan from Inclusion and Engagement at the University of Canberra
- medical certificate which must include:
- The unit convener will consider the request and reply via email to advise the outcome. If approved, the new due date will appear in the UCLearn site.
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.
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 (~AU$175 hard copy or ~AU$81.75 ebook). The School Locker.
- Audio headset (~$30) - recommended for recording the Multimedia Presentation and for participating in online tutorials.
Work placement, internships or practicums