PS 448 Achievement Motivation (Fall/Spring: 3)

Prerequisite: PS 111, PS 120, PS 121, and either PS 241 or PS 242
Achievement Motivation is an advanced undergraduate seminar. This course presents a wide-ranging set of theories/ideas about achievement and what facilitates and hinders it. Topics include intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, success, productivity, competition, fear of success, fear of failure, greed, risk, and social energy. Some of the psychological processes that will be covered are the childhood, cultural, and educational origins of achievement motivation, the development of expertise, and success and psychological health.
Donnah Canavan

Last Updated: 23-JAN-13