Psychology 4H Single: Positive Psychology
University of Glasgow
Area of Study
Behavioral Science, Psychology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
Introduction to the field of positive psychology focussing on the cases where practical exercises for individuals have been shown empirically to increase well-being
Main Assessment In: April/May
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.
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.
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