Happiness Education Course Ideas

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* Self Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan) - Competence, Relatedness, Autonomy
* Self Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan) - Competence, Relatedness, Autonomy
* Meaning as a basic psychological need?  (Kashdan ??)
* Meaning as a basic psychological need?  (Kashdan ??)
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* Things that are not subject to hedonic treadmill/adaptation (ie. noise)
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* Lottery and paraplegic study
== Gratitude & Focus ==
== Gratitude & Focus ==

Revision as of 18:17, 12 February 2007

This page was created for Ravi Iyer and Brian Lickel to brainstorm over ideas for a new course on "Happiness" aimed at undergraduates at USC.

Contents

General vision

Topics we could cover

What is happiness? How is it measured?


Basic Psychological Needs & the Hedonic Treadmill

Gratitude & Focus

Relationships & Emotional Intelligence

Self Regulation, Habits vs. Discipline

Morality and Evil

Sex, Drugs, and Brain Chemistry

Multimedia we could use

Experiential Excercises

Books to buy/check out

Other thoughts/ideas

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