Happiness Education Course Ideas

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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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Schedule of classes, topics, assignments, and discussion.
Schedule of classes, topics, assignments, and discussion.

Revision as of 20:27, 14 December 2007


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General vision


OLD - 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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