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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

FYS 1006 - The Science of Happiness

Hours: 3
A consideration of positive psychology, the science of human strengths and virtues. Rather than starting from mental illness, positive psychology begins instead at mental wellness and uses scientific studies, validated tests, and interventions that are proven effective. Topics will include: aspects of happiness and factors that contribute to these aspects, signature strengths and values, the role of cognition and emotion in happiness, and the role of creativity and flow in everyday activities. Reflecting on these principles in student’s lives and learning skills that can be used in college and beyond. Gaining an understanding of psychological research methods and the contemporary research findings on positive psychology.