Happiness Education Course Ideas

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*February 5:  Affective Forecasting – Do we really known what we like, and why?   
*February 5:  Affective Forecasting – Do we really known what we like, and why?   
*February 7:  Some More Biases from “Optimal” Decision-Making  
*February 7:  Some More Biases from “Optimal” Decision-Making  
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*EXERCISES: Social Comparison and Gratitude?
*EXERCISES: Social Comparison and Gratitude?
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*February 12:  Social Comparison – Envy or Inspiration?  
*February 12:  Social Comparison – Envy or Inspiration?  
*February 14:  Overwhelmed by Choice?  
*February 14:  Overwhelmed by Choice?  
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*DISCUSSION: Exam Prep.
*DISCUSSION: Exam Prep.

Revision as of 23:50, 13 April 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.

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General vision

Syllabus in Progress

Schedule of classes, topics, assignments, and discussion.
















Topics we could cover

What is happiness? How is it measured?


the Hedonic Treadmill

Wanting vs. Liking

Basic Psychological Needs

Training one's focus (ie. Gratitude, Altruism)

Meditation


Relationships & Emotional Intelligence

The relationship between physical and emotional health

Self Regulation, Habits vs. Discipline, Belief

Adversity and Resilience

Experiencing Flow

Morality and Evil

Wrap-up

Multimedia we could use

Experiential Excercises

Books to buy/check out

Other thoughts/ideas

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