Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
First-Year Seminar


FYS Section A08. The Psychology of Happiness and Well-being

Integrating knowledge acquisition and personal growth, this course will provide an overview of the emerging field of Positive Psychology. We will study psychological research about subjective well-being, intrinsic motivation, goal setting, compassion, forgiveness, gratitude, mindfulness, and happiness. We will engage in interactive experiential learning exercises that will complement the learning. You will apply what you learn to improve your own life and increase your sense of personal fulfillment.

Bianca Cody MurphyBianca Cody Murphy
Professor of Psychology