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Positive Psychology PSYC 3302 A 2016 Fall Term Carleton University Class time & location: Wed. 6:05 PM – 8:55 PM, 342 Tory building Course Pre-requisite: One of PSYC 2100, PSYC 2301, PSYC 2500 or PSYC 2600. Instructor: Jennifer Thake MA MA PhD Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 PM Office: Loeb building, B540 Teaching Assistants: Deanna Walker; email : [email protected] Janessa Porter; email: [email protected] Course Description: Positive Psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing and wellness. Drawing from research in personality, developmental, and social psychology, we take a critical look at concepts such as happiness, resilience, self-regulation, character strengths, and relationships to gain a better understanding of what it means to flourish. Textbook: Baumgardner, S.R. & Crothers, M.K. (2009). Positive psychology . New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Students are responsible for knowing, and will be tested on, this content (as well as other information presented in lectures). Additional suggested readings may be listed on cuLearn; although not required, they might be useful in further preparing for exams and/or deepening your exposure to positive psychology. In addition, students will be required to independently search for and read a series of primary source articles to complete their well-being projects and final paper. Library resources are completely sufficient for this. Nothing needs to be purchased. Course Webpage: We will use the cuLearn system as the course web page. Please check this space regularly (and/or enable email alerts) as details of assignments, optional readings, study aids, lecture notes, announcements, and other important information will be added regularly. The cuLearn page contains the portals for submitting assignments. There is also a discussion forum that is unrelated to course assessment, but can provide a way for you to connect with other students or discuss course content further. (The instructor will loosely monitor the
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discussion forum and may chime in. Urgent, personal, or specific questions are best directed to the instructor or TA via email.) Course Requirements: Students must also complete two exams, one in-class (October 19, 2016) and one during the final exam period (exact date TBA). Finally, students must complete a well-being project. More information will be provided on cuLearn and in class. Briefly, students must design a personal project that has potential to increase their well- being. An initial description of the project is submitted as a proposal (due electronically in cuLearn by 11:59 PM, November October 21, 2016). Once approved, each student completes the project and reports on it in a final paper (due 11:59 PM, December 7, 2016, electronically in cuLearn). This paper must integrate plans and experience with research and theory in positive psychology.
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