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PSYC 4431 Positive Psychology (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This advanced undergraduate seminar reflects a new direction in psychology that focuses on topics that emphasize people's positive characteristics and processes. Characteristics that will be studied include happiness, kindness, generosity, love, and gratitude. Growth, healing, relatedness, and curiosity are among the processes that will be examined. The course will also address the antecedents and consequences of positive social situations such as peace, solidarity, and massive public responses to catastrophes like 9/11.


Instructor(s): Donnah Canavan

Prerequisites: PSYC1121 and either PSYC2241 or PSYC2242

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Last Updated: 19-Jan-16