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The psychology of happiness in practice

By Steve Draper,   Department of Psychology,   University of Glasgow.

This is my page to hold bits about our two DACE (adult education) courses about the psychology of happiness, which are based on the fairly new field of Positive Psychology. Versions of them ran twice each in the period 2008-10, but are not currently running. ("We" are Emily Cutts, Quintin Cutts, and Steve Draper. The DACE web pages will hold official descriptions of them, how to enrol, etc. On this page I discuss (with less of a word limit) what I think these courses are about.

The two courses are:

The first deals with things that it has been shown an individual can do to make themselves happier, together with practical exercises on this. The second deals with how others' effectiveness, happiness and health can be improved by surprisingly simple interventions.

Contents (click to jump to a section)

The psychology of happiness: a balanced perspective to increasing personal well-being (Oct-Nov 2009)

The DACE web page for the course holds the official aims and objectives for it. There are three kinds of reason why people might wish to do this course.

The content of this course: There are three kinds of content this course offers its students:

Practical details

  • Time: Wednesdays 6-8pm, 7th Oct 2009 for 8 weeks
  • Place: Lecture theatre A, Boyd Orr building.
  • Price 60.50
  • Course code GC114
  • How to enrol
  • Provisional list of topics/papers covered
  • DACE page that will list this and other psychology courses
  • official aims and objectives for it.
  • ( Moodle for this course )

    The psychology of happiness: learning from other disciplines. (Jan-Mar 2009)

    Practical details

  • Time: Wednesdays 6-8pm, 13th Jan 2009 for 8 weeks
  • Place: Lecture theatre B, Boyd Orr building.
  • Price 60.50
  • Course code GC115
  • How to enrol
  • DACE page that will list this and other psychology courses
  • official aims and objectives for it.
  • ( Moodle for this course )

    General links

  • Tal D. Ben-Shahar's Harvard course on Positive Psychology   old   His website

  • My other page on stuff related to Positive Psychology
  • Centre in Glasgow for confidence and well being

    Links for tutors

  • Tutor head page
  • Tutor handbook (PDF)
  • Submitting a course proposal
  • Education Moodle
  • Moodle help: Hooi Ling ext.3024 h.eng@educ.gla.ac.uk

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