FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

PSY 426 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Motivation
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 426
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to examine work motivation which is one of the most important topics in our daily lives. The study of work motivation aims to explain why employees engage in behaviors and the extent they persist them. A substantial amount of scientific research has revealed that there are numerous and varied influences and these influences range from cognitive to emotional and social. The purpose of this course is to introduce students the work motivation theories through a historical lens and discuss the application of these theories. This course also aims to introduce students to an affective and motivational state of work-related well-being namely work engagement. The second part of the course focuses on definition, antecedents, and outcomes of work engagement and aims to explain why engaged workers are important for the workforce.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will able to explain theories and research on motivation through historical lens.
  • Will learn goal setting theory and social cognitive theory that emphasize conscious goals in explaining motivation.
  • Will be able to explain differences between intrinsic and extrinsic definitions of motivation.
  • Will have knowledge of the applicability of motivation theories into practice.
  • Will learn strategies for making changes in your own behavior.
  • Will be able to explain the concept of work engagement.
  • Will be able to explain why some employees are more engaged than the others.
  • Will learn the impact of engaged workers for organizations.
Course Description What drives you to want to learn about psychology? Why did you choose your career? Why do some employees work more than others? What are the drives behind employees’ motivation? Do they work more because they will earn money, or because they just have an internal drive to work harder? Why do some employees have more energy than others? Are engaged workers more productive than the others? These are the basic questions that will be focused in this course.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 History of Motivation Research I Latham, G. P. (2012). Work Motivation: History, Theory, and Practice. Washington DC: SAGE (Chapter 1; pp. 3-14)
2 Theories of Motivation I Latham, G. P. (2012). Work Motivation: History, Theory, and Practice. Washington DC: SAGE (Chapter 3; pp. 29-58 & Chapter 4; pp. 61-101 & Chapter 6; pp. 131-141)
3 Theories of Motivation II Latham, G. P. (2012). Work Motivation: History, Theory, and Practice. Washington DC: SAGE (Chapter 3; pp. 29-58 & Chapter 4; pp. 61-101 & Chapter 6; pp. 131-141)
4 Theories of Motivation III Latham, G. P. (2012). Work Motivation: History, Theory, and Practice. Washington DC: SAGE (Chapter 3; pp. 29-58 & Chapter 4; pp. 61-101 & Chapter 6; pp. 131-141)
5 Presentations About Motivation Theories
6 Theories of Motivation Latham, G. P. (2012). Work Motivation: History, Theory, and Practice. Washington DC: SAGE (Chapter 5; pp. 103-129)
7 Presentations About Motivation Theories
8 Controversies of Work Motivation Latham, G. P. (2012). Work Motivation: History, Theory, and Practice. Washington DC: SAGE (Chapter 5; pp. 103-129)
9 Midterm Exam
10 Positive Organizational Psychology and student presentations Latham, G. P. (2012). Work Motivation: History, Theory, and Practice. Washington DC: SAGE (Chapter 12; pp. 281-303)
11 Positive Organizational Psychology and student presentations Latham, G. P. (2012). Work Motivation: History, Theory, and Practice. Washington DC: SAGE (Chapter 12; pp. 281-303)
12 Positive Organizational Psychology and student presentations Latham, G. P. (2012). Work Motivation: History, Theory, and Practice. Washington DC: SAGE (Chapter 12; pp. 281-303)
13 Positive Organizational Psychology Latham, G. P. (2012). Work Motivation: History, Theory, and Practice. Washington DC: SAGE (Chapter 12; pp. 281-303)
14 Semester Review
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Latham, G. P. (2012). Work Motivation: History, Theory, and Practice (2nd ed.). Washington DC: SAGE.

ISBN: 978-1412990936

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
30
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
28
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
32
32
Presentation / Jury
1
32
32
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
1
40
40
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

X
2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

X
3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

X
7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

X
9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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