This course aims: to explore the concept of happiness from a psychological perspective.

You will learn about different routes to happiness presented by humanistic approach and positive psychology. We will explore the studies of positive emotion, positive character, positive institutions and flow made by Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi. You will learn about the art of happiness introduced by the Dalai Lama and Haward C. Cutler, mental health, well-being, self-actualisation and peak experience through studying concepts built on pioneering work by Rogers, Maslow, Jahoda and Erikson. You will learn about the use of psychological interventions to increase individual happiness.

Ewert Place, Oxford, UK