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EPSY 766 Positive Psychology in the Classroom

EPSY 766.  Positive Psychology in the Classroom.  3 Credits.     

Positive psychology is the study of what is right and positive about people and institutions. Positive psychologists call for an equal focus on strengths and weakness, as much attention on positive emotions as negative emotions, as much interest in building the best things in life as in repairing the worst, and as much attention to promoting the fulfillment of lives of healthy people as to healing the wounds of the distressed. This course will first present an introduction to the core assumptions and research findings associated with human strengths and positive emotions and then move on to explore interventions and applications informed by this perspective in schools, as well as in domains personally relevant to the lives of educators such as work, family, and other close relationships.