Feb 02, 2023  
2023 January Term Course Catalog 
2023 January Term Course Catalog
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JAN 162 - The Psychology of Happiness

Upper division
Quarter credit
W, 11:20 AM - 1 PM

Students will learn about research-based techniques for improving happiness. The course is divided into 4 one-week segments featuring lectures and in-class discussions and opportunities to share what you have learned from your weekly assignments. There will be readings and videos, the majority of time outside of class will be spent on “happiness practices” that students will try on their own during the week and write about in their happiness journals (to be turned in at the end of the month). 

Please be warned that one technique for increasing happiness that we will explore in this class is freestyle dancing. So, be ready for weekly dance breaks during class. You don’t have to be a good dancer; you just need to get off your chair and move with the music. The goal of our in-class dance breaks will not be to look good but to feel good!

Instructor(s): Michal Strahilevitz
Email:  MS9@stmarys-ca.edu

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites:  None
Course Fee:  0

Credits: .25

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