Psychology 4H Single: Positive Psychology

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychology 4H Single: Positive Psychology

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Short Description

    Introduction to the field of positive psychology focussing on the cases where practical exercises for individuals have been shown empirically to increase well-being


    Examination 70%
    Coursework 30%
    Main Assessment In: April/May

    Course Aims

    To introduce the field of positive psychology. To focus on the cases where practical exercises for individuals have been shown empirically to increase well-being. To develop critical thinking by addressing the nexus of self-help and empirical psychological science.

    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

    By the end of this course students will be able to:
    - discuss a range of specific topics critically with respect to the evidence of its efficacy, alternative accounts of why it may be effective and to what extent it belongs in positive psychology or in some other area.
    - discuss underlying themes that reappear under different guises: e.g. instant catastrophising reasoning, reflective writing, ancient religious practices reappearing as self-help.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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