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Course module: 201600023
201600023
Self-regulation
Course infoSchedule
Course code201600023
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / Level3 (Bachelor Advanced)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Social Sciences; Undergraduate School Sociale Wetenschappen; Psychology;
Contact persondr. C. Evers
Telephone+31 30 2532686
E-mailc.evers@uu.nl
Lecturers
Lecturer
dr. M.A. Adriaanse
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Lecturer
dr. C. Evers
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Contactperson for the course
dr. C. Evers
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Lecturer
M. Gillebaart
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Teaching period
2  (09/11/2020 to 05/02/2021)
Teaching period in which the course begins
2
Time slotB: TUE-morning, THU-afternoon
Study mode
Full-time
RemarkThis is an international course with early-exit option. Lectures, assignments, and the exam are in English
Enrolment periodfrom 02/06/2020 up to and including 28/06/2020
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Pre-enrolmentNo
Waiting listNo
Aims
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with fundamental issues in the area of self- regulation, motivation, and emotion. Topics include basic self-regulatory processes such as goal setting and goal striving, self-control, and self-knowledge and facilitating and disruptive factors that influence self-regulatory processes, such as motivation, emotion (regulation), habits and automatic influences. Strategies for improving self-regulation will also be discussed. These topics are focused on four specific themes of interest: health, education, finance, and sustainability. This course is part of the minor ‘Well-being by design: Behavioral Foundations and Public Policy’ where these four themes are recurring and encountered from different perspectives at micro, meso, macro, or an integrated level. The current psychological perspective is reflecting the micro/individual level. The course consists of lectures (knowledge) and tutorials with assignments (knowledge and skills).
 
After succeeding this course students should be able to:

•         Describe and explain the basic self-regulation theories and the accompanying key concepts.
•         Apply these theories in order to explain behavior.
•         Describe factors that either stimulate or disrupt self-regulation.
•         Write an introduction about self-regulation in accordance with the academic standards

These goals will be assessed in assignments during the tutorials. The assignments will be testing students' knowledge and understanding of the literature and lectures, and their academic writing skills in relation to the topic of self-regulation. 
Content
You absolutely enjoy delicious food but you also absolutely want a slim figure? You want to quit smoking, you know all the disadvantages of this bad habit, and still, you cannot get yourself to the point of actually stop smoking? You want to study and get the best grade ever, but despite your dedicated plans you start too late with the preparations for your exam? You should be saving about 10% of your monthly income in order to be able to retire, but all other needs are prioritized above your future pension? You want save mother nature but you also enjoy routine of your coffee-to-go in a plastic cup when you are on your daily commute? All these topics are related to self-regulation and self-control.
 
Competencies
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Entry requirements
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Prerequisite knowledge
Basic psychological knowledge at first year bachelor level is convenient but not compulsory.
Required materials
Book
Emotion and Motivation van Johnmarshall Reeve, 7th edition.
Items
See course manual
Instructional formats
Lecture

Class session preparation
Read course literature (see course manual)

Small-group session

Class session preparation
Prepare group assignments (see course manual)

Contribution to group work
Active class participation is required

Tests
Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

Assessment
Examination consists of assessments testing knowledge and insight, and assignments testing knowledge and skills. Each component needs to be passed with a minimum grade of 5.5, or in case of assignments that will be graded with a pass or fail, a pass is required. See course manual for further details.

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