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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Positive Psychology (PSY-415)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2022 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: describe elements and predictors of a good life; explore the components of emotions; describe the personality traits and factors that predict satisfaction with life; analyze the characterizes of Csizentmihalyi’s theory of flow; explain the factors in relationship satisfaction and stability; define the concept of positive aging and coping; examine the ability to exhibit excellence in behaviors, talents, or skills; explore the three basic models to understand life changes; explore the theories of personal growth, optimal self-development, and a search for meaning; examine how religiousness and spirituality impact wellbeing; and explain the components of positive communities.


This course introduces students to the principles of positive psychology that apply to stressors and health within traditional research areas as developmental, clinical, personality, motivational, social, and behavioral psychology. Students will explore perspectives on positive emotional states, research and theory on positive traits, coverage of positive institutions, and a look at the future of positive psychology and learn about mindfulness, money and subjective well-being, and romantic love.


Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health, Education, Human Services, or Psychology (2/22).