Feb 20, 2024  
2021-2022 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
    
2021-2022 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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APSY405 Positive Psychology: Research and Application (3 cr.)


This course explores the scientific foundations of positive psychology. Students investigate key research findings contributing to a science of well-being at individual, communal, and global levels. Students learn about research-based skills and exercises to increase well-being and positive emotion and begin to practice these skills in their interpersonal lives. Additionally, students develop and evaluate a new positive intervention for an audience of their choice.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Discuss the scientific foundation of positive psychology.
  2. Examine research in the field of positive psychology.
  3. Practice positive psychology skills and exercises for improvement in well-being,
  4. Analyze well-being for continued improvement in self and others.
  5. Apply positive interventions to an audience of choice.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication in interpersonal and small group relationships.



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