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

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

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.

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)