Course: EPC 607. Motivation in Learning and Development: Theories and Application in Educational Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: One of the following–EPC 314, EPC 420, EPC 600, PSY 313 or an equivalent course. Theories of motivation and research findings with specific relevance to learning process and human development within the context of educational psychology are examined. Psychological, social, cognitive and biological foundations of such motives are included. Topics include intrinsic motivation, achievement and career motivation, anxiety, causal attributions, extrinsic incentives and contingencies and motivation in social learning. Applications of motivation theories to practical situations in educational psychology, counseling, teaching and supervising are made.