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PSYC2001 Introductory Psychology (Gritz): Topics


  1. Daily Gratitude Journal Writing (Michael McCullough and Robert Emmons)
  2. Finding Flow: the psychology of engagement in everyday life (Csikszentmihalyi, M.)
  3. How Most Change Efforts Fall (Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee)
  4. Introducing Rituals as a Means Toward Change/It takes twenty-one days to form a new habit (2004: William James, Loehr, Schwartz)
  5. The Six Pillars of Self Esteem (1994: Branden, N.)
  6. Goal Setting (2002: Locke, E.A. and Latham, G.P.)/Goal Attainment and Our Well-Being (Daniel Gilbert)
  7. Learned Helplessness (Martin Seligman)
  8. The Profound Effects of Regular Meditation (Herbert Benson, JOhnkabit-Zinn and Richard Davidson)
  9. Relationship Between Material Wealth and Happiness (David Meyers and Daniel Kahneman)/The Levels of Happiness People Had After Winning the Lottery (Philip Brickman)
  10. Pursuing Financial Success as a Central Goal in Life Leads to Negative Consequences (Time Kaser and Richard Ryan)
  11. Positive Psychology
  12. Relationship between positive thinking and happiness
  13. Relationship between exercise and happiness
  14. Relationship between yoga and happiness
  15. Relationship between laughter/humor and happiness