This course has concessions available

Positive Psychology And Happiness

Happiness is so important but can seem fleeting. Why is that? On this one-day session we will be looking behind the smiles to the science of happiness, wellbeing and flourishing. The course is hands on and you will be measuring your own happiness and using our tried and tested methods to increase your wellbeing.

Who is this course for

This course is designed for beginners with an interest in self reflection and boosting their happiness levels.

What does this course cover

Positive Psychology is the science of the positive aspects of human life such as happiness, well being and flourishing and the research and theories
We will be looking at the research and theories of:
- Well-being, flow, personal strengths and psychological health
- We will look at how happiness can be measured
- Why are some people predisposed to happiness?

What will it be like

A number of different methods will be used including didactic teaching, small and large group discussion. A number of case studies will be used (both written and video clips) to illuminate the academic psychology and you will participate in your own personal happiness research using questionnaires and other methods
There is no formal assessment on the course but you will be assessed through your contributions to discussion.

What else do you need to buy or do

Please bring pen and paper and the will to try out new things! A reading list will be provided in class for those that would like to study the topics in more depth.

What this course could lead to

You may choose to study another Psychology course or it may inspire you to study Art, Design or the Performing Arts at the Mary Ward Centre (see prospectus). Some previous students have gone on to higher study in Psychology e.g. at Birkbeck.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’