Happiness Education Course Ideas
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- Avoid preaching
- Keep it real and grounded
- Include alternate ideas of the good life
Topics we could cover
What is happiness? How is it measured?
Talk about Seligman's 3 ideas (Affect, Flow/Engagement, Spiritual/part of something larget).
Eudamonia vs. Hedonism - Growth vs. Pleasure
Remembered Happiness vs. Experienced Happiness (Show Kahneman's studies)...experience sampling..peak/end rule.
Is morality important? introduce Altruism and Evil....
Self Regulation, Habits vs. Discipline
Morality and Evil
Sex, Drugs, and Brain Chemistry
Multimedia we could use
Books to buy/check out
- Signature Strengths book?
- Authentic Happiness - Seligman
- The Social Psychology of Altruism - Dovidio
- Evil? - Baumeister
- Mind Wide Open - Steven Johnson
- Happiness Hypothesis - Haidt
- The Question of Happiness - Tal Ben Shahar
- Happier - Tal Ben Shahar