PSYCH 2303: Positive Psychology

August 7, 2017
Introduction to the field of positive psychology. Topics include positive affect, subjective well-being, optimism, psychological strengths, emotional intelligence, compassion, humor, and spirituality. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Psych 303.
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Meets the following Psychology Major Goals:

Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • Describe key concepts, principles, & overarching themes in psychology
  • Describe applications of psychology

Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking

  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy
  • Engage in innovative & integrative thinking & problem solving
  • Interpret, design, & conduct basic psychological research

Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science & practice
  • Build & enhance personal relationships
  • Adopt values that build community at local, national, & global levels


  • Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes
  • Interact effectively with others

Professional Development

  • Apply psychological content & skills for different purposes
  • Exhibit self-efficacy & self-regulation

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