Emotion and motivation

Study level: Undergraduate study programme in psychology
Lecturers: Denis Bratko, Ph.D., Tena Vukasović Hlupić, Ph.D.
Language: Croatian
Semester: 3rd (winter)
Status: mandatory
Form of instruction with class hours: 45 hours of lectures, 30 hours seminars
Prerequisites: Biological psychology II, Learning, thinking and intelligence
Student evaluation: written exam

Course description

Emotion: Emotion in historical perspective. Definition of emotion and related concepts; The relation of emotion and motivation: Aspects of emotion; Expression of emotion; Biological basis of emotion; Development of emotions; Basic emotions; Function of emotion; Assessment and emotion; Attribution and emotion; Emotion and cognitive processes; Social and cultural aspects of emotions; Emotion, stress and psychopathology; Criterion of "good" theory of emotions; Classification of theories of emotion; Dimensional theories of emotions; Biological theories of emotions; Cognitive and social theories of emotions;
Motivation: Motivation in historical perspective; Definition of motivation and fundamental motivational terms; Biological basis of motivation; Physiological needs; Psychological needs; Intrinsic motivation and types of extrinsic motivation; Social needs; Aims as cognitions; Belief of personal control – self-efficacy; I-concept and motivation; Individual differences; Unconscious motivation; Motivation for growth and development and positive psychology; Application of motivational theory

Course objectives

Students will learn about classic and contemporary theories and research methods in the filed of emotion and motivation. Special attention will be given to understanding biological, behavioral, cognitive and social aspects of emotion and motivation, as well as a close relation of emotions and motivation.

Required readings

Reeve, J. (2010). Razumijevanje motivacije i emocija. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap. Poglavlja: 1 do 15

Recommended readings
Beck, R. (2003). Motivacija: teorija i načela. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap. Chapters: 1., 2., 10. i 11.

Oatley , K. i Jenkins, J. M. (2003). Razumijevanje emocija. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap. Chapters: 4., 5., i 9.