The course is a study of successful human functioning, examining the nature of human strength and life satisfaction. At the core is an examination of factors contributing to happiness, optimism, and resilience. The goal is to foster an appreciative approach to human behavior, emphasizing what contributes to effective adjustment to typical life. Students will explore the research and findings that seek to explain greater levels of happiness experienced by some individuals and to identify the building blocks of an individual's physical, intellectual, social, and psychological resources. Course will include the application of research findings to daily life.
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