PSYC306

Positive Psychology

Subject code

PSYC

Course Number

306

Department(s)

Instructor(s)

H. Boucher

Course Long Title

Positive Psychology

Description

This course provides intensive coverage of theory and research regarding well-being. Students explore well-being from both a hedonistic perspective, which focuses on happiness, or maximizing positive emotion and minimizing negative emotion, and a eudaimonic perspective, which focuses on living life in a meaningful, authentic way. Topics include defining well-being, the set point model of well-being, the causes and consequences of well-being, individual and cultural differences, and cultivating strengths and virtues. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 218. Only open to juniors and seniors.

Modes of Inquiry

Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years