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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 21, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LASS281 Psychology of Flourishing 3 cr.

This course examines 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 explores the human condition from a positive psychology perspective. Students study concepts such as hope, happiness, optimism, and resiliency, and surveys human core character strengths and virtues.


Prerequisites: LALW100; FRSM100

All College Elective