Psychological Science of Happiness

PSY 216

Overview of research in the scientific study of human strengths and happiness with emphasis on the practice of strategies to nurture them. Students will 1) learn about conceptualization and measurement of happiness; 2) critically examine the science on factors/strategies hindering or promoting happiness such as excessive valuation of happiness, positive emotions, spirituality, social connections; 3) gain exposure to practical exercises to promote resilience throughout college and beyond; 4) consider how these strategies can build more resilient communities. No prerequisite required, Psychology 101 strongly recommended.
Curriculum Codes
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring