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Course Descriptions

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) In Clinical Psychology Program

Course Descriptions

CLI HU641—
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

(2 credits)

The purpose of this course is to teach students the theoretical foundations, clinical interventions, and applications of positive psychology. Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living by emphasizing the positive emotions, thought patterns, and relationships that contribute to human flourishing. This class explores the measurement, development, and cultivation of character strengths such as: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence and offers conceptual and empirical tools to craft and evaluate interventions which promote human flourishing and well-being. The empirical evidence underlying the science of positive subjective experience will be reviewed.

Updated 2/18/11

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