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Psychology of Happiness – Prof. Allison Buller

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Title Psychology of Happiness
Field of Study Social science
Type Academic course
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Schedule
Course code ISS1119
Course number
Description

Description: The “Psychology of Happiness” explores the research of what science says about well-being. The purpose of the course is to not only to learn what psychological research says about what makes us happy but also to put those strategies into practice. The first part of the course reveals misconceptions we have about happiness and the annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do. The next part of the course focuses on activities that have been proven to increase happiness along with strategies to build better habits.

Objective • Misconceptions about happiness • Definitions of well-being • Why we’re so bad at predicting what makes us happy • Evidenced Based Practice to Improve Happiness
Preparations [Materials for this course will be provided by the instructor via electronic copies]
Materials HISS Syllabus_ Psych of Happiness
Evaluation
Assignment
20%
Midterm exam
40%
Final exam
40%
Last Updated January 29, 2020
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