Positive Psychology

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This course provides an introduction to the principles and history of psychology, including the growing field of "positive psychology" and its effects on human thought and behavior. Topics include the major field theories and interpretations of data that contribute to an understanding of how human beings think, feel, act and develop as individuals and in relation to society as a whole. Students will complete a variety of self-assessments and other exercises that help them identify their potential and cultivate their own strengths. Positive relationships as well as many of the subtopics of positive psychology, such as life meaning, religion/spirituality, career development, and positive psychology interventions will be explored during this course.

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