Positive Psychology


"Happiness is not an end state, but rather something you work towards your whole life. Thus, you can be happier each day. Even happiness is a journey, not a destination."- Martin Seligman

In this course students will not only study but actually imbibe this journey.

The mentioned course would be based on the key concepts of Positive Psychology, its principles, concepts and experiential practices. The course focuses on the psychological aspects of a fulfilling and flourishing life. Topics include happiness, self-esteem, empathy, friendship, love, achievement, creativity, optimism, conflict resolution, gratitude, positive leadership, hypnosis, mindfulness, meditation and humor.

Positive psychology is "the scientific study of optimal human functioning" and was first introduced as a field of study by Dr. Martin Seligman in 1998, when he was President of the American Psychological Association.

The underlying premise of positive psychology is that you can learn to be happier just as you can learn a foreign language or to be proficient at golf. This rapidly growing field is shedding light on what makes us happy, the pursuit of happiness, and how we can lead more fulfilling, satisfying lives. As Martin Seligman states that it is the Science of Positive Psychology that would help the individual to study the self and the society and to help him realize his maximum potential, with which he would be able to lead a happier personal, academic, social and professional life.

This course is designed to explore the concepts, research behind the concepts, techniques, factors and exercises to enhance optimism, decrease stressors, and significantly increase wellbeing. The format of the course will be experiential, workshop based and interactive along with assigned lectures and readings to create an environment conducive to learning new concepts, skills and applications.

  1. Students would have learnt about the concept of Positive Psychology, wellbeing, and happiness and be able to demonstrate and practice the same
  2. Students would learn the concepts of mindfulness and how to practice demonstrate and Mindfulness.
  3. Students would learn the concepts of Hypnosis and would be able to demonstarte and practice it.
  4. Students would be able to practice the concepts of Cognitive behavior Therapy and be able to practically study their own thoughts and manage them.
  5. Students would be able to understand the concepts of optimism and would try to create happier lives for themselves.

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