How do we achieve what we want? Why do we fail? This course explores performance from a psychological perspective in diverse areas such as academics, sports, creative pursuits, work performance, and leadership. Topics to be considered are various theories pertaining to motivation, the role of emotion, personality, and the effect of cultural values and expectations with examples from a Scandinavian context. The benefits of optimal performance and maladaptive responses are explored, and interventions are considered.
Related Discipline(s)This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Education / Educational Studies, Leadership Studies