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Positive Psychology

What is happiness? Do we really know what will make us happy? This course will introduce students to the science of positive psychology, which encompasses the study of positive experiences, character strengths, relationships, institutions and practices that facilitate well-being. We will address questions of how meaning, compassion, fulfillment and resilience relate to happiness and living a satisfying life. We will learn about the basic areas of theory and research in positive psychology and the methods that researchers use to study happiness. We will discuss how the scientific findings related to happiness can be put into practice to allow us to live a happier and more fulfilling life. Finally, we will also discuss how to apply these findings beyond our own lives to enable our communities to flourish.

Prerequisite: Psychology 100 or Psychology 105.

1 unit — Waters


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2022 Block 7 Positive Psychology Tricia Waters TBA 25 / 0 12/07/2021
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