This course provides an overview of the field of Positive Psychology. The course is designed to broaden the scope of traditional Psychology by examining the circumstances under which humans, institutions, and communities thrive. It presents theory and research related to strengths, optimism, happiness, and resiliency. A strong emphasis is placed on the application of empirically-based knowledge. Information is delivered through lectures, readings, in-class exercises, out-of-class activities, and class discussion.
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