PSYC 417: Science of Well Being

PSYC 417-003: Science of Well Being
(Fall 2021)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D001

Section Information for Fall 2021

We approach each topic as scientists. The application of science to questions regarding well-being and psychological strengths carries an assumption: these topics are suitable for empirical examination. Social scientists adopt an attitude of open-minded skepticism. To benefit from this class, you will balance 1) personal beliefs you already acquired about positive experiences, traits, and institutions and 2) the willingness to be open, explore, and experiment with new ideas and experiences. 


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

This course will examine and interpret the latest research in social, personality, and clinical psychology on well-being, character strengths, and personal growth. Emphasis will be placed on the ways in which scientists generate hypotheses regarding the nature of positive psychological traits and processes and the methods by which these ideas are tested. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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