Happiness: Theory, Research, and Application in Positive Psychology

PSYCH X 401

What makes human beings flourish? Learn the science behind the field of positive psychology and what contributes to happiness, resilience and thriving.

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Online
Starting at $795.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Summarize theories and empirical findings in the field of positive psychology
  • Critique the scientific validity of studies
  • Create, plan, and demonstrate a positive intervention

About this course:

What makes human beings flourish? In this course, we will examine, discuss, and apply theories and research within the field of positive psychology. Lectures, readings, papers, and in-class exercises are based on the scientific discoveries, philosophical questions, historical perspectives, and practices of well-being. Topics include: biological and physiological determinants of happiness, how happiness is measured, roles of human neuroanatomical structures in well-being, human character strengths and virtues, positive emotions, meaning and engagement, relationships, accomplishment, resilience, pleasure vs. long-term happiness, bi-directional relationship between physical health and positive affect, roles of evolution and motivation in happiness, and whether or not the pursuit of happiness is a practical endeavor and moral obligation.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: Emily vanSonnenberg
369220
Fee:
$795.00
4 days left. Enroll by Sep 23, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment deadline: September 27, 2019. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 27, 2019
Course Requirements
Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

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