The field of positive psychology is focused on understanding factors that contribute to individual and societal well-being. Positive psychology research covers a range of topics including character strengths, grit, resilience, post-traumatic growth, ‘awe’ experiences, positive youth development, and world well-being. This course will include an introduction to some of the theories and research findings from the topics listed here. Students will complete the course having obtained a general understanding of factors that contribute to individual and community well-being.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.