This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 752
  • Course: Ph.D Programme
  • Semester: I
  • Title: Positive Psychology
  • Stream: Psychology
  • Description:

    Positive psychology: Historical and philosophical foundations; Eudaimonic and hedonic views of well-being; Positive emotional states and processes; Positive cognitive states and processes; Socio-emotional selectivity theory and its implications; Subjective well-being: findings, measurements, applications to public policy and clinical interventions; Happiness and health; Positive response to loss and adversity: posttraumatic growth and resilience; Future research directions in positive psychology.

  • Text:

    C.R. Snyder, and S. J. Lopez, Positive Psychology: The scientific and practical explorations of human strengths, Sage, 2007.^$^P.A. Linley, and S. Joseph, Positive psychology in practice, Wiley, 2004.^$^L.G. Aspinwall, and M. Ursula, A psychology of human strengths: Fundamental questions and future directions for a positive psychology, American Psychological association, 2003.^$^M.B. Frisch, Quality of life therapy, Wiley, 2006