Nov 14, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 
    
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LASS281 Psychology of Flourishing 3 cr.


This course will examine psychology as it relates to the human potential for growth and flourishing as well as for resiliency. Traditionally, psychologists have aimed at helping individuals notice and fix unwanted or dysfunctional habits, uncover and repair unfortunate or traumatic childhood experiences, or calibrate damaged brain chemistry. Rather than focusing on human weakness and dysfunction, this class will explore the human condition from a positive psychology perspective. That is, students will study concepts such as hope, happiness, optimism, and resiliency, and will survey human core character strengths and virtues.

Prerequisites: LALW100; FRSM100

Lecture/Seminar
All College Elective