Motivation and Emotions

Motivation and Emotions

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 30

ECTS credit: 6

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Zager Kocjan Gaja, izr. prof. dr. Avsec Andreja, red. prof. dr. Kobal Grum Darja


- Definition of motivation: Laic and scientific apprehension of motivation; Causes of motivation and behaviour
- Problems of motivation: Statics and dynamics in motivation; “Push” and “Pull” motivation; Primary, secondary and spiritual motives; Fundamental approaches in the Psychology of Motivation; Basic concepts in the Psychology of Motivation
- Definitions of motivation in the past
- Theoretical approaches towards motivation: biological, psychoanalytical, behavioural, phenomenological, existentialist and humanist, cognitive theories of motivation
- Conscious and unconscious motivation
- Dynamics of motives
- Cognitive aspects of motivation I: objectives, plans, self-regulation, personal beliefs, self-efficiency, learned helplessness
- Cognitive aspects of motivation II: self, self-concept, cognitive dissonance, identity
- Measuring motivation
- Nature of emotions
- Causes of emotions
-Theories of emotions
-Number and types of emotions
-Emotions and disposition
-Biological aspects of emotions
-Cognitive aspects of emotions
-Social and cultural aspects of emotions
-Control over emotions
-Congruent emotions with goal: happiness, optimism, joy, love, attachment
-Non-congruent emotions with goal: sadness, fear, anger, anxiety, state of depression, shame, guilt
-Stress and emotions
-Disturbances in expression of emotions
-Trauma and post-traumatic stress syndrome
-Measuring emotions