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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 155 - Positive Psychology


An introductory survey of the science of positive psychology. Positive psychology is the study of the unique characteristics of the human experience that contribute to positive adaptation, growth and well being. It is concerned with helping all people develop their strengths and talents. Topics will include core human strengths, optimal functioning or flow, adaptive coping, optimism, resilience, gratitude and happiness. The course will cover topics by integrating a review of past psychological studies focusing on pathology, examining recent research in this emerging field, and using practical exercises and interventions that have been demonstrated to elicit positive emotions and behaviors.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of PSY 101.
General Education Elective(s): Behavioral Science

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