This course focuses on the study and application of positive individual and group strengths and psychological capacities that can be identified, measured, and developed to improve organizational performance. This course explores the main topics covered in positive psychology and behavior (i.e., strengths, flow, generative interactions, engagement, well-being, and psychological and social capital) that can be applied to everyday challenges organizations face to drive positive workplace behaviors and outcomes. This course uses seminars, research, group work, reflection assignments, and final projects to help students bridge theory and practice and gain skills, knowledge, and competencies to become positive and impactful leaders and change-makers.
This course will be delivered remotely with classes conducted synchronously via Zoom. Students are required to have a computer and Internet to access Canvas and Zoom to complete this course. If students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with faculty to pursue alternate options to earn related credit.