PSY 706 Personal Growth and Positive Psychology

This course focuses on growth and well-being. The first part of the course will examine different models of what is meant by growth and well-being, including the Jungian psychoanalytic, humanistic psychology and existential psychology perspectives, as well as those of Native Peoples, Yoga/Hinduism, Buddhism and Zen Buddhism. The remainder of the course will survey positive psychology’s empirical findings on factors that contribute to growth and well-being (e.g., optimism, hope, meaning-making, self-esteem). UL Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 11 or PSY 105 or PSY 102 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1




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