Search results - The Psychology Of Happiness
|Dates||Wed 3 Oct to Wed 5 Dec 2012|
Time of meeting: 7.00-9.00pm
Number of meetings: 10
|Subject area(s)||Psychology and Counselling|
|Application status||Course ended|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email email@example.com.|
OverviewThe search for happiness has been a major preoccupation throughout centries. At present, more than ever, we need to answer those simple questions: what is happiness? and how de we get there? Positive psychology offers some interesting answers.
DescriptionThis course aims to explore the concept of happiness from a psychological perspective. You will learn about different routes to happiness presented by the humanistic approach and by positive psychology. No previous experience is required.
We will explore the studies of positive emotion, positive character, positive institutions and flow made by Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi. You will learn about the art of happiness introduced by the Dalai Lama and Haward C. Cutler, mental health, well-being, self-actualisation and peak experience through studying concepts built on pioneering work by Rogers, Maslow, Jahoda and Erikson. You will learn about the use of psychological interventions to increase individual happiness and also you will find out why we need to smile through studying the facial feedback hypothesis . You will discover why people seek pleasure.
Programme detailsWeek 1: The Art of Happiness. Different definitions and components.
Week 2: Ideal Mental Health and Happiness. Stages of Personality Development and Virtues
Week 3: Theories of Happiness and Authentic Happiness
Week 4: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Week 5: On Becoming a Person
Week 6: Maximizers and Satificers
Week 7: Self -Actualisation and Peak Experience. Pleasure Seeking
Week 8: Smiling and Facial Feedback Hypothesis.. Psychological interventions and Happiness.
Week 9: Happiness- Social-Biological Approach
Week 10: Styles of loving and Being Loved in Childhood. What is Happiness ?- overview and summary.
Seligman M.E.P. , Authentic Happiness,
Seligman M.E.P., Learned Optimism,
Csikszentmihalyi M., Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Rogers C.R., On Becoming a Person
HH Dalai Lama & Cutler H.C., The Art of Happiness
Erikson E, Childhood and Society
Maslow A. H. , Toward a Psychology of Being
Frankl V. , Man's Search for Meaning
Mrs Magdalena Olmos
Magdalena Olmos has an MA from the University of Warsaw. She has been a lecturer in psychology for twenty years. She is also a qualified Personal...more
Course aimsCourse Aim:
To introduce students to positive psychology including happiness, flow, positive thinking and self-actualisation
to evaluate the concept of happiness and flow
to recognise the basic principles of positive thinking
to discuss different determinants of self-actualisation,well- being and mental health
Assessment methodsEssay: What is happiness ? Discuss.
Word limit: 1500
Teaching methodsThe course will consist of mini lectures, group discussions, brain storming, role play and other exercises , such as relaxation.
Teaching outcomesBy the end of the course students can expect to:
recognise the basic components of well-being, mental health and happiness
evaluate different concepts of happiness
assess the psychological interventions which lead to well -being and happiness
- Programme Fee
- Home/EU fee: £145.00
- Non-EU fee: £145.00