Skip to main content

PSYC 349 Motivation, Emotion, Physiology and Behavior

This course covers fundamental theories of motivation, emotion, and physiology as they relate to behavior. The course will explore conditions within the person, environment, and culture that explain why we want what we do, and why we feel as we do with special emphasis on behaviors such as (sleep, sex, drinking and eating, learning and memory, habits, stress, goal-setting, emotional communication in interpersonal relationships).
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective January 2, 2018 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of and methods used to study emotion and motivation
  • Be able to critically evaluate theories of emotion and motivation
  • Articulate and differentiate individual and cultural factors in motivation and emotion
  • Apply theories of motivation and emotion to everyday settings

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
50 Motivation, Emotion, Physiology and Behavior Harder, Laura M. Books Course details