Explore the question of happiness. What is it? How is it achieved?
Learn the features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change
Engage in a series of challenges designed to increase their own well being and build more productive habits
What I love most about this course is that it asks students to dive into psychological research while reflecting on and practicing some of the concepts. Wrestling with new ideas during classes has allowed me to build strong positive relationships with the students. I wish this course was available for me to take in high school or college.
This course explores the mystery of what makes us tick - do we control our mind, or does our mind control us? Can we trust what we remember? What is love? The course explores these and other questions of the mind. The course is interdisciplinary, integrating Psychology with English Language Arts through a focus on discussion, reading, and expository writing.