Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    Nov 25, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 2280 - Positive Psychology

3 cr
This course explores the meaning of work and play in people's lives from the standpoint of positive psychology. This subfield of psychology focuses on helping people understand and enhance their strengths and virtues so that they may lead fulfilling lives. Rather than the traditional psychological emphasis on mental health problems, positive psychology is about helping normal people become happier, more productive, and cultivate optimism. We explore the values people hold for work and play, while considering the challenges and rewards of "the good life."
This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Understanding Frame of Reference.