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PSY2301 Learning and Motivation
Credit Points: 15
PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY1102 Research Methods in Psychology 1
This unit examines research and theory that addresses the question of why people behave as they do. Learning theory focuses on the influence of preceding and consequent stimuli in the behaviour of individuals and groups, and looks at principles of behaviour modification. A range of motivational explanations of behaviour is examined, and the roles of emotional and cognitive processes are considered. The unit includes applications of motivation theory to areas such as moral behaviour, work, education, sport, and leisure.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
G40Bachelor of Arts (Psychology - Addiction Studies)
E94Bachelor of Arts (Psychology - Children and Family Studies)
E39Bachelor of Arts (Psychology - Criminology)
G02Bachelor of Arts (Psychology - Women's Studies)
E95Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
M33Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)/Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
E37Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
MIPSYPsychology Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004