Positive Psychology

Fall
Fall 2017
Olympia
Olympia
Weekend
Weekend
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
4
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Mark Hurst square
psychology

Following Frankl's existentialist urgings toward hope and meaning, as well as the humanists’ emphasis on self-actualization, leading scholars in psychology founded "positive psychology" in 1998. Since that time, we now have a better understanding of humans at their best. This worldwide collaborative effort has attempted to balance early psychology’s focus on psychopathology. In this class, we will study correlates to life satisfaction and examine empirical science as well as practical strategies for promoting well being, quality of life, and resilience. Students will engage in experiential activities related to gratitude, hope, altruism, etc., as well as seminar with inmates working on this material in a state prison.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

The material from this course can be applied across disciplines.

4

Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
Weekend

Scheduled for: Weekend

Advertised schedule:

Saturdays, 9/30; 10/14 & 10/28; 11/11; 12/2 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Located in: Olympia