PS 341 Positive Psychology
U1B 2011 BL
Williams, Diana L.
Positive Psychology Adjunct Instructor
Bachelor of Science, Social PsychologyMaster of Arts, Management & LeadershipMaster of Arts, Counseling
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
9:00 - 11:30 AM
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology or permission of instructor
There are 2 books required for this class: 1. Snyder, C.R., Lopez, S.J. (2011) Positive Psychology, 2nd Edition, The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths. Publisher - Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc. ISBN 987-1-4129-9062-2 2. Bolt, Martin. (2004) Pursuing Human Strengths, A Positive Psychology Guide. Publisher - W.H. Freeman Publications. ISBN 978-0-7167-0112-5
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, disscussions, reading assignments, exams, videos and research paper. The facilitator will engage in a class discussion to explore and examine different views and ideas.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The length of the paper needs to be at least 10 pages of text with at least 10 references that support the areas of focus listed below. Each area of focus needs to have at least 1 empirical reference that supports your observations, is discussed critically, and relates to that particular area of focus. References need to be from empirical research journals. Textbooks, websites books and magazines are not to be used.
Paper needs to be organized using the Areas of Focus as section headings so the information can be easily identified.
Areas of Focus:
1. What major principles have you learned from the Positive Psychology course and according to the research why do you think these principles are important?
2. What changes do you notice in your emotional states, processes and experiences and according to the research why are these changes important?
3. What changes do you notice in your cognitive states and processes and according to the research why are these changes important?
4. Describe examples of how you are currently applying the information and what changes have you observed?
5. Describe your goals and plans for applying the information from the course in the future. (Include in your discussion how these goals and plans will build strengths in a multicultural environment.
6. How will you apply this information to prosocial behavior in your current workplace or future career to create a positive environment? What research supports these behaviors to be important?
A good starting point is to examine the area(s) in your Positive Psychology textbook for references and researchers associated with your topic. The references in the back of the book are examples of APA citation. Use this format for the references you use in your paper.
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Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments that are posted after the deadlines will not receive credit unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor and late assingments should be the exception and not become a pattern.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Be prepared for class-This means that students have read the assigned reading material and are prepared to discuss. It is important to respect others and eliminate all personal chatter and "cross-talk." The use of cell phones during class time will not be permitted. If there is an emergency, the student will need to make arrangements with instructor before the class. It is important not to take disagreement personally. Responses to diffrent ideas and observations need to be objective.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Self Assessment Journals will need to be brought to every session.
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