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Positive Psychology




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Course level: Undergraduate

How much control do we have over our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors? What does it mean to be ¿free¿? This course offers the student a contemporary and relevant approach to the study of psychology and, in the process, the opportunity to learn more about themselves. In the course, students will evaluate, understand, and build on their psychological strengths and those of others.


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Week 1

  • Explain the difference between positive psychology and traditional psychology.
  • Contrast views of happiness and their relationship to subjective wellbeing.

Week 2

  • Discuss the psychological effect of positive emotions.
  • Explain the construct of resilience and its role in protecting wellbeing.

Week 3

  • Discuss factors that influence subjective wellbeing.
  • Explain the effect of culture on subjective wellbeing.

Week 4

  • Identify common strategies used in positive psychology.
  • Apply positive psychology principles to change behavior.

Week 5

  • Describe how positive psychology concepts apply to relationships.
  • Apply the positive psychology concept of post-traumatic growth to building resilience.


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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