Reviews the relatively recent development in the field known as "Positive Psychology" through an examination of empirical research centered on the nature of happiness and psychological well-being. Topics include the nature and measurement of happiness, the biological basis of positive emotions, an overview of positive trait theories, self-esteem, mindset, the mind-body connection, physical activity, emotional intelligence, prosocial behavior, decision-making, willpower, mindfulness meditation, and the characteristics of successful relationships. PREREQ: Psych 100B.
Course Attributes: EN SBU BAAS SSCFA SSCAR SSC
Section 01Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness
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