Jan 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
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PSY 180 - Work Motivation: Theory and Applications

Semester Hours: 3
Once a year
Examination of modern developments in motivational psychology as they pertain to individual behavior in organizational settings and their practical applications. Four approaches are examined. The first approach focuses upon need-motive-value strategies such as need fulfillment theories, intrinsic motivation and equity/justice theories. The second approach attends to expectancy-value formulations of behavior with attention directed toward VIE theory. A third approach involves an examination of the self-regulation-cognitive approach embodied in goal setting theory. The final theoretical perspective involves an analysis of the behavioral (operant) and social learning views of work motivation. The course focuses on the practical implications of motivational theory, with an emphasis upon job satisfaction, work design and reward systems.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
PSY 001  or 001A .





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