PSY 204 – Motivation and Emotion


The course provides an understanding of two important concepts in human behaviour (Motivation and Emotion) focusing on their psychological background.  Relevant theories also would be examined in relation to real life situations.



Course Content;


Introduction and importance of motivation.

Physiological basis of motivation

Classification, Specificity and social aspect of motivation

Theories of Motivation

The nature and function of emotion

Specificity and universality of emotional expression

Theories of Emotion


Recommended Readings:-

1.      Atkinson R.L, Atkinson R.C, Smith E.E., Mem D.J, Nelson; 1996. Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology; London, Harcourt Brace College.

2.      Beck  R.C;  1990. Motivation: Theories and Principles (3rd Ed ); New Jersey, Prentice Hall.

3.      Evans, Phil; 1989. Motivation and emotion; London: Routlege.

4.      Gleitman H; 1994.Psychology (4th Ed); New Yourk, W.W. Norton & Co.

5.      Hayes N; 1996. Foundations of Psychology: An Introductory Text; London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd.

6.      Levin M.J.; Psychology – A Biographical Approach; New York, McGraw Hill Co., Chapters 6&11.

Mark G; 1992. Introduction to Psychology; New York, McGraw Hill.