Positive Psychology: Course Outline(APsy-423)
What is Positive Psychology?
Assumptions , Goals, and definitions
The Meaning and Measure of Happiness
What is happiness? Hedonic Happiness, Eudaimonic happiness
Subjective well-being: the hedonic basis of happiness
Measuring subjective well being
Positive affect, negative affect and happiness
Global measures of happiness
Self realization: the eudaimonic basis of happiness
Comparing hedonic and eudaimonic views of happiness
Positive Emotions and Well-Being
What are positive emotions?
Positive emotions and health resources
Positive emotions and well being
Cultivating positive emotions
What is resilience?
Sources of resilience in children
Sources of resilience in adulthood and later life
Happiness and Facts of Life
Happiness across the life span
Gender and happiness
Marriage and happiness
Other facts of life: physical and mental health, work and unemployment, intelligence and education
Money, Happiness, and Culture
The paradox of affluence
Well-being across nations
Understanding money and happiness
Culture and well-being
Personal Goals as Windows to Well-Being
Goals connect “having” and “doing”
What are personal goals?
The personalization of goals in self concept
What goals contribute most to well-being?
Self Regulation and Self control
The value of self control
Self discrepancy theory
Planning for self regulation success
Goals that create self regulation problems
Materialism and its discontents
What makers a trait positive?
Personality, emotions, and biology
Close Relationships and Well-Being
Defining close relationships
On the lighter side:
teasing and humor
Varieties of love