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Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Psychology Of Stress, Health And Well-Being

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and NPTEL via Swayam

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In today’s world, mental distress and disorders are common and accounting for a significant burden of disability within nations. However, at the same time, there has been a growing interest in understanding and enhancing positive mental health and wellbeing particularly in the field of psychology. Overall, this course systematically addresses the issues of health, adjustment and well-being. It reviews the topics of stress and health while adding happiness and well-being theory and research to enrich our understanding of both negative and positive side of human behavior. Overall, this course will attempt to provide insights from the field of psychology to make your life more satisfying and meaningful. INTENDED AUDIENCE : UG and PG students of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences and Engineering PREREQUISITES : NoneINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :None


Week 1:Stress, health and well-being: Overview; Nature and physiology of stressWeek 2:Stress, trauma and health: Mind-body connections; Stress and non-infectious diseases; Stress and infectious diseases; Stress and psychological disorderWeek 3:Positive aspects of stress and trauma: Stress, trauma and posttraumatic growth; Factors influencing stress toleranceWeek 4:Coping processes and strategies 1 : Types of coping strategies; Coping strategies of limited value; Unconscious mind and defensive coping; Characteristics of constructive coping; physical ways of coping
Week 5:Coping processes and strategies 2: Mind-body strategies; Mental ways of coping; Coping with social support and meaning in life; Mindfulness and acceptanceWeek 6:Beyond stress and recovery: Positive mental health and well-being Week 7:Psychology of happiness: What is happiness? What makes us happy? Socio-economic factors and happiness; Positive emotionsWeek 8:Can we become happier? Genetic set-point and hedonic adaptation; Sustainable happiness model and intentional activities
Week 9:Happiness Activities 1: Expressing gratitude and positive thinking; Love and kindness; Avoiding overthinking and social comparisonWeek 10:Happiness Activities 2: Identifying signature strengths; Achieving happiness with “Flow”.Week 11:Is happiness sufficient? The concept of eudaimonic well-being; Self-determination and motivationWeek 12:Meaning and purpose in life: The concept of meaning in life and logo-therapy; Life goals

Taught by

Prof. Dilwar Hussain



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  • Kotturesha B M
    this course was very good and more motivated and we get more knowledge from the this course

    its help to everyone man and woman and children also

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