This is an introductory course to the field of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is the scientific study of human happiness, well-being and strength of character. Students will engage in detailed analysis of these concepts and gain an understanding of the research behind them.
The following topics will be covered:
defining and measuring happiness
developing healthy self-esteem
mindfulness, focus, and appreciation
intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation
resilience and post-traumatic growth
setting goals and forming positive habits
social support structures and healthy relationships.