1 - Intro to Positive Psych slides (PDF) - (Jan. 2, 2017)

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Course Materials: Texts Snyder et al, Positive Psychology (Third Edition) Psych 3BA3 Positive Psychology Handbook
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Course Website(s) Avenue to Learn: Course website: http://intropsych.mcmaster.ca/psych3ba3/
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http://intropsych.mcmaster.ca/psych3ba3/ Course Outline Course Materials Grades Lookup Course links Office Hours
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Course Outline Two midterm tests: Evaluation: 30% each 40 MC questions Final Exam: 40% 80 MC questions Non-cumulative Cumulative
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positive psychology ... is about valued subjective experiences: well-being, contentment, and satisfaction (in the past); hope and optimism (for the future); and flow and happiness (in the present). At the individual level, it is about positive individual traits: the capacity for love and vocation, courage, interpersonal skill, aesthetic sensibility, perseverance, forgiveness, originality, future mindedness, spirituality, high talent, and wisdom. At the group level, it is about the civic virtues and the institutions that move individuals toward better citizenship: responsibility, nurturance, altruism, civility, moderation, tolerance, and work ethic.” Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000
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“What is positive psychology? It is nothing more than the scientific study of ordinary human strengths and virtues. Positive psychology revisits ‘the average person,’ with an interest in finding out what works, what is right, and what is improving . . . positive psychology is simply psychology.” G a b l e & H a i d t , 2 0 0 5
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