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PSY446 Positive Psychology

Lead Faculty: Dr. Sarah Castillo

Course Description

Historical development of positive psychology and its applications to the practice of wellness, health, and peak performance. Topics include self-esteem, relationship building, happiness, and mindfulness.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the history of positive psychology and its place in the field of wellness and peak performance.
  • Discuss what is meant by self-esteem and apply current research to the ways in which humans can develop appropriate self-esteem.
  • Discuss the importance of mindset and mindfulness.
  • Discuss the concept of change from the perspective of positive psychology.
  • Discuss how positive psychology can be used in building personal, professional, social, and romantic relationships.
  • Apply the concepts of positive psychology to a practice of mindfulness.