PSYC 349

Motivation, Emotion, Physiology and Behavior

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective January 2, 2018 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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).

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