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Positive Psychology

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi via YouTube


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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 understanding positive aspects of human behavior. 


Introduction to Psychology.
Introduction to Positive Psychology.
Research Methods.
Character Strengths & Virtues/ Positive Personality Traits: Part-1.
Character Strengths & Virtues/ Positive Personality Traits: Part-2.
Character Strengths & Virtues/ Positive Personality Traits: Part-3.
Happiness & Well-Being: Part-1.
Happiness & Well-Being: Part-2.
Happiness & Well-Being: Part-3.
Positive Emotional States and Processes: Part-1.
Positive Emotional States and Processes: Part-2.
Hope & Optimism.
Self & related Concepts.
Minding & Compassion.
Forgiveness, Humanity & Gratitude.
Love, Empathy & Altruism.

Taught by

IIT Delhi July 2018



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