Special Topics in Social Psychology -Positive Psychology: Positive Interventions, Self-Improvement, and Flourishing
This advanced seminar will focus on how theory and research in positive psychology helps individuals live more satisfying, meaningful, and fulfilled lives. Students will be encouraged to explore how the current research may be applicable to their own lives. Topics will include positive interventions, happiness-increasing exercises, and other efforts of self-improvement in both clinical and nondistressed populations. Other more general topics of relevance to the study of happiness and well-being will be examined (e.g., theories of well-being, measurement of well-being, assessment of intervention research).