School of Positive Psychology

Curriculum

Three Tracks:  Positive Psychology, Neuropsychology, Positive Neuropsychology 


Enrollment Options


1.  Master of Positive Psychology, Neuropsychology, or Positive Neuropsychology AND Board Certified Practitioner

     Educational Prerequisite is Bachelor's degree in any field or the equivalent (If you are 30 years of age or older, 

     a bachelor's degree may not be required.)


2. PhD in Positive Psychology, Neuropsychology, or Positive Neuropsychology AND Board Certified Diplomate©

    Educational Prerequisite is Bachelor’s degree in any field or equivalent (If you are 30 years of age or older, 

    a bachelors or master's degree may not be required.)


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Positive Psychology Track


Create a flourishing life through the creation of Positive Emotion, Engagement, Good 

Relationships, Meaning/Purpose, and Achievement (PERMA - Seligman)


PP1. Survey of Positive Psychology

         1.1. Invitation to Positive Psychology Workbook

         1.2. Positively Happy Workbook

         1.3. Positive Identities Workbook

         1.4. Positive Motivation Workbook

         1.5. Positively Mindful Workbook

PP2. Positive Psychology:  The Science of Happiness and Flourishing by Compton and Hoffman

PP3. The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubonirsky

PP4. The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

PP5. Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson

PP6. The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

PP7. Authentic Happiness by Seligman

PP8. Happiness:  Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth by Diener

PP9. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

PP10. Flourish by Seligman


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Neuropsychology Track Courses

Each of these courses includes audio, video, and guidebook from the Great Courses

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Choose 10 courses for your degree

Psychology

NP1. Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

NP2. The Great Ideas of Psychology

NP3. Human Personality: Why You Are Who You Are


Mindfulness

NP4. The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being

NP5. Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation


Neuroscience/Neuropsychology

NP6. The Brain on Music

NP7. The Addictive Brain

NP8. Understanding the Brain

NP9. Your Best Brain

NP10. Optimizing Brain Fitness

NP11. Memory and the Human Lifespan

NP12. Origins of the Human Mind

NP13. Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

NP14. The Aging Brain


Biology and Human Behavior

NP15. Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality

NP16. Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

NP17. Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception

NP18. Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Application


Applied Psychology

NP19.  Behavioral Therapy:  Techniques for Retraining the Brain

NP20. Secrets of Self-Control

NP21. Understanding Nonverbal Communication

NP22. The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently is Your Greatest Asset

NP23. How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making

NP24. Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You 


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Positive Neuropsychology Track

“Writing makes a person more exact and is a skill required of all educated people.”


Curriculum Parts A and B


Part A. 


The How, What, Why, When, and Where of Human Behavior: The Study of Genetics, Environment, and Evolution in the Creation of Human Behavior.


A1. Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior: WILL BE SENT BY EMAIL ATTACHMENT.


"A comprehensive overview: inside the recesses of the human mind are found life's greatest mysteries. Every day of your life is spent surrounded by mysteries that involve what, on the surface, appear to be rather ordinary human behaviors." Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior by Professor Mark Leary. (Do Not Order the Books the Author Lists at the End of Each Lecture. You may answer the questions at the end of each lecture as a way to begin composing your essays pursuant to the writing instructions listed below).


A2. APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE


Incognito by David Eagleman and Soft-Wired by Michael Mezernich.  ORDER THIS BOOK


A3. The Owner’s Manual for the Brain: Everyday applications from Mind-Brain Research. ORDER THIS BOOK. 

Read the following chapters: 1, 6, 8, 11-13, 15, 18-20, 26-28, 30-35, Appendices A-L.


Drawing from psychology, neurobiology, information science, philosophy, anthropology, and linguistics, learn how the brain functions with regard to: sex and love, the developing brain, the adolescent brain, the aging brain, wellness, happiness, illness, mood disorders, personality and intelligence, learning and teaching, creativity and problem solving, workplace and performance, violence and aggression. The Owner's Manual for the Brain by Pierce Howard


A4. Evolutionary Psychology I


The Science of Human Nature I. WILL BE SENT BY EMAIL ATTACHMENT

(Do not order the books listed by the author at the end of each lecture. Answer the questions at the end of each lecture as a way of beginning to compose your essays pursuant to the writing instructions provided on the next page))


A5. Evolutionary Psychology II


The Science of Human Nature II. WILL BE SENT BY EMAIL ATTACHMENT

(Do not order the books listed by the author at the end of each lecture. Answer the questions at the end of each lecture as a way of beginning to compose your essays pursuant to the writing instructions provided on the next page).


Part B. 


Create a Flourishing Life through the creation of Positive Emotion, Engagement , Good Relationships, Meaning/Purpose, and Achievement


B1. Survey of Positive Psychology.  The following books WILL BE SENT BY EMAIL ATTACHMENT:

       

       1.1.  Invitation to Positive Psychology Workbook

       1.2.  Positively Happy Workbook

       1.3.  Positive Identities Workbook

       1.4.  Positive Motivation Workbook

       1.5.  Positively Mindful Workbook


ORDER THE FOLLOWING BOOKS:

B2. Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing by Compton and Hoffman

B3. The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubonirsky

B4. The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

B5. Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson

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