This course seeks to identify and define, investigate, and promote the development of human strengths, growth, and potential. This breadth course will examine the history, theories, methodology, and research findings in the subfield of positive psychology, and it will challenge students to apply what they have learned in class toward personal and social change.
Writing: regular essay assignments will be required. Speaking: students will give two oral presentations.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Haidt J, THE HAPPINESS HYPOTHESIS: FINDING MODERN TRUTH IN ANCIENT WISDOM. Cambridge: Basic Books (2006).
Scott S. FIERCE CONVERSATIONS. New York: Berkeley Books (2004)
Wiesel, E. NIGHT (1958/2006)
Additional readings of original research papers.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly short reflection papers. Self-change project and final report.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a column 2 Breadth Requirement course.
|Instructor(s): Striegel,Ruth H. Times: ...W.F. 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 15||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 0|