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PSY 241 - Positive Psychology

3 Credits

Historically, psychologists have placed attention on what’s wrong with people. Recently, focus has shifted to the positive side of human nature. In this course, students focus on scientific research centered on the nature of happiness and well-being. Topics include:  nature and measurement of happiness, the biological basis of positive emotions, an overview of positive trait theories, self-esteem, gratitude, emotional intelligence, volunteerism, and characteristics of successful relationships.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher