This course combines a study of theory, research, and application in the rapidly growing field of positive psychology. You critically examine the psychology of well-being with both its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, flow, flourishing, mindfulness, creativity, and post-traumatic growth within the context of culture and history. You investigate how positive psychology complements other areas of psychology, therapy, coaching, and communication; and how it can be applied in real-world, professional settings such as business development and the clinical context. Through experiential learning and reflection, you gain the necessary tools for developing sustainable happiness and increased life satisfaction.
The Positive Psychology program at DIS provided me with life changing experiences that have inspired me in so many ways…This program provided me with a closer look into the incredible world of psychology through hands-on course work that changed my life!”
– Allison Bikshorn, University of Missouri-Columbia
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