BYU Independent Study - Online Courses




$ 579.00

Instructor: Harold L Miller PhD
Credits: 3.00

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PSYCH 307 (Writing within Psychology) & PSYCH 309 (Psychological Testing) & PSYCH 310 (Psychological Research Design and Analysis); or instructor's consent.


Determinants of motivation, relationship of motives to emotion, thought, personality, and action. Implications for understanding self and others.

Course Content:

  1. Lesson 1: Introduction to the Psychology of Motivation—Historical, Biological, and Evolutionary Concepts
  2. Lesson 2: Motivation as Regulation
  3. Lesson 3: Two-Sided Coins: Stress and Coping, Needs and Drives, Motives and Personalities
  4. Lesson 4: Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motives, Goals, and Choices

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


You will be required to view four films for the course (which you can buy, rent, or borrow from a library). You must have Internet access to successfully complete this course.