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Spring 2022: Descriptions of Special Topics and Seminar Courses

HIS 481, Leadership Thru Personal Histories

PSY 470, Positive Psychology
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of strength and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. This focuses on how to live a happy and meaningful life, which includes wisdom, courage, compassion, love, humanity, justice, self-efficacy, creativity and spirituality/transcendence. Positive institutions are exemplified by positive education, positive work environments, healthy families, humane leadership and development of civic virtues. Students will also review the history of positive psychology and contributions this field has made to traditional research areas of psychology.