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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General vision

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....

Gratitude

Altruism

Self Regulation, Habits vs. Discipline

Emotional Intelligence

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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