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Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Positive Psychology

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and NPTEL via Swayam

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This course focuses on ‘Positive Psychology’ (PP) which is a relatively new branch of Psychology that aims to understand, test, discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive. PP is based upon 3 primary concerns: positive emotions, positive individual traits, and positive institutions. This course will introduce the learners to these fundamental aspects of PP, apart from highlighting some of the core PP concepts including – happiness, flow, mindfulness, optimism, resilience, emotional intelligence, spirituality and self-related concepts (self-efficacy, self-esteem, ideal-self and real-self, self-regulation) etc. This course will facilitate one's understanding of positive aspects of human behavior..



Week 1: Introduction to Psychology, Positive Psychology and Research MethodsWeek 2: Character Strengths and VirtuesWeek 3: Happiness & Well-Being Week 4: Positive Emotional States and Processes Week 5: Hope, Optimism, Self and related concepts, and Resilience Week 6: Flow, Mindfulness, and Spirituality Week 7: Interpersonal Character StrengthsWeek 8: Recent Trends and Directions in Positive Psychology

Taught by

Prof. Kamlesh Singh


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