Coping with Challenging People
This course is designed for those who want to learn to communicate more effectively with difficult people. Discover how to deal with others in pressured situations and learn techniques to avoid...
Enhancing Happiness and Life Satisfaction - offered Fall 2017
This activity and application course will introduce evidence-based positive psychology techniques from several theories. The course goal is to learn how to increase a sense of overall well-being.
Enhancing Midlife Satisfaction
This course introduces students to a positive view of midlife challenges and transitions using strategies to increase gains and avoid losses.
Forgiveness and Anger Reduction
Forgiveness is not the same as reconciliation. This course will explore forgiveness theories and techniques; negative effects of long-term grudges and prolonged anger; and anger reduction strategies...
Growing from Traumatic Life Experiences
Using a case study approach, this course will examine positive reactions to trauma, often called trauma transformation, self-reinvention, positive life change, post-traumatic growth (PTG), stress-...
Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior - offered Fall 2017 Semester
This course focuses on positive behaviors that may lead to self-acceptance, self-forgiveness, and self respect. Students will explore research about self-defeatism; examine situations when self-...
Positive Psychology and Change
This course will provide an introduction to the field of positive psychology. The focus includes the study of human strengths, weaknesses, and characteristics that contribute to the well-being of...
Quality Intimate Relationships
The importance of relationships to the well-being of the individual cannot be diminished. Good relationships with others may be the single most important source of life satisfaction and emotional...
Resilience after Divorce
This course explores resilience after divorce. Students will learn about the effects of divorce, case studies of resilience, risk and resilience factors in divorce, and exercises for building...
Understanding Addictive Thinking
This course provides an overview of the thinking patterns and behaviors that contribute to addictive behavior and will incorporate both theory and applied practice. Discover what constitutes...