1.1-intro - l 35-40%? How? What makes you happy with your...

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Introduction to the Course
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The three fundamental human  needs/motivations
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McClelland’s Motivation Theory l Achievement l Authority (power) l Affiliation (need to belong)
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The Story of Feral Children l YouTube - WILD CHILD THE STORY OF FER
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The Story of Social Deprivation:  Terry Anderson 
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Health and Relationships l After a divorce l Lonely college students l Mortality rate l Mental health
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What do you seek in intimate  relationships?
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happiness
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l Find happiness in relationships l Build happiness l Keep happiness l Recover happiness l Pass on happiness
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What is happiness?
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l Happiness: a state of mind and subjective  experience consisting of positive emotions l Happiness is not  having what you want,  but wanting what you have l Difference between happiness and  pleasure?
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Is happiness manageable?
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Determinants of happiness l 50% depends on genes l 10-15% depends on life circumstances
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Unformatted text preview: l 35-40%? How? What makes you happy with your car? l Make a good choice l Understand how your car works l Take care of your car What takes to make a happy relationship? l Do two things right l Partner selection l Relationship maintenance l How? l Knowledge l Mindful practice Think about a happy couple Five key characteristics of happy couples (David Olson, 2000) l They have compatible personalities l They communicate well l They are flexible as a couple l They are emotionally close l They agree on how to handle conflicts Goal of this class l Gain knowledge l Make informative choices l Practice the principles with mindfulness The right attitude for this class l Open l Nonjudgmental l Respectful l Willing to share...
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course PSY 366 taught by Professor Shanhongluo during the Fall '11 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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