PSY 670 Introduction to Positive Psychology

3 units

The mission of this course is to provide an up-to-date understanding of clinical and empirical advances in positive psychology. In addition to understanding the aim and scope of the scientific study of human strengths and flourishing, students will also be taught to evaluate the societal myths within this genre, experience various inventions themselves, and examine how these principles play out in the real world on a global scale. There will be a strong focus on research that supports positive psychology principles and interventions. Multicultural considerations in the subfield of positive psychology will also be addressed.