Positive Psychology (A)


Fall 2014 quarter

Taught by

psychology

Following Frankl's existentialist urgings toward hope and meaning, as well as the humanists’ emphasis on self-actualization, leading scholars in psychology founded "positive psychology" in 1998. Since that time, we now have a better understanding of humans at their best. This worldwide collaborative effort has attempted to balance early psychology’s focus on psychopathology. In this class, we will study correlates to life satisfaction and examine empirical science as well as practical strategies for promoting well being, quality of life, and resilience. Students will engage in experiential activities related to gratitude, hope, altruism, etc., as well as seminar with inmates working on this material in a state prison.

Fields of Study

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Weekend

Advertised schedule: Saturdays, 10/4 & 18; 11/1 & 15; 12/6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Online Learning

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Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Fall)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25

Fall

Students may register for this course after their time ticket opens during regular registration.

Course Reference Number

(4 credits): 10286

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