- Introductory Psychology: Unique Challenges and Opportunities
- Teaching Research Methods
- Statistics and Psychometrics
- Psychology and Neuroscience: Teaching the Neural Basis of Behavior
- Animal Behavior
- Experimental Psychology
- Using Science to Teach Science: Applying the Scientific Method in Teaching Physiological Psychology
- Teaching Cognitive Science
- Psychology of Adjustment: An Opportunity for Teaching and Promoting Psychological Literacy
- Clinical and Counseling Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Teaching Child and Adolescent Development
- The Joys and Challenges of Teaching Social Psychology
- Teaching Personality Psychology
- Teaching Health Psychology
- Teaching the History of Psychology: Aims, Approaches, and Debates
- Human Sexuality
- Teaching Psychology of the Workplace
- Psychology of Women
- Strategies and Resources for Teaching Psychology of Religion
- Positive Psychology
- Teaching Cultural Psychology
- Teaching Forensic Clinical Psychology
- Teaching the Psychology and Law Class
- Sport Psychology
- Teaching the Psychology of Men and Masculinity to Undergraduates
Abstract and Keywords
Positive psychology is a subfield of psychology that focuses on the achievement of a happy and meaningful life. Beginning in the early 2000s, positive psychology courses began to become increasingly commonplace in both the undergraduate and graduate-level psychology curriculum. The present chapter provides information on the basic structure and objectives of positive psychology courses, suggests assignments that emphasize both basic research and application, and suggests areas for special focus.
Jaime Kurtz is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at James Madison University.
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