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date: 01 October 2020

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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.

Keywords: positive psychology, emotion, happiness, teaching of psychology

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