This course provides students the opportunity to explore and experience positive applications with regard to human behavior and mental processes. In the past, traditional research in Psychology has focused on disorders and dysfunctional behavior. In today's society, it is imperative that an individual understands how to focus on positive endeavors in order to have the opportunity to live a balanced, meaningful, fulfilling, and successful life. This course focuses on such positive experiences as how to increase emotional intelligence, resiliency, optimism, pro-social behavior, positive emotions, meaning in life/work, self-efficacy and overall well-being while optimizing performance and decreasing stressors, burnout and susceptibility to physical or mental illness.
PSY220 Positive Psychology