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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Integrating Psychological and Jewish Perspectives (PSY302)

Formerly Positive Psychology (PSY302)
39 hours (13 weeks).
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - August 2021.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of the assigned positive psychology and Jewish texts; demonstrate an understanding of the similarities and differences between the psychological and Jewish views on what constitutes the "good life," including topics such as selfhood, happiness, and well-being; and demonstrate behaviors consistent with positive psychology and Jewish values.


Track 1: Major topics include: Positive Psychology: concepts and application of positive psychology; related skills such as focusing on human strengths and virtues, e.g., gratitude and forgiveness. Track 2: Major topics include: Jewish view of the meaning and purpose of life and the personality and character strengths needed to achieve a happy and fulfilled life.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology or Judaism (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).