PSH 424 Positive Psychology (A)

Prerequisites: PSH301 and (PSH 341 or PSH 352) and (PSH 322 or PSH 351) and (PSH 331 or PSH 332) and (PSH 384 or PSH 484) and (PSH 334 or PSH 486).

Examines human flourishing, factors linked to happiness, meaning, and sense of purpose in life, and the scientific study of these areas. Also covered are methods to define and measure virtue, positive emotions (joy,gratitude), and positive traits (grit, optimism). Effectiveness of techniques for fostering happiness and life purpose (e.g., via the PERMA model [ Positive emotions, engagement, relatinships, meaning , and achievement]) is also reviewed. 3 Cr.