The New School of  Positive Psychology

The Promise of Positive Psychology


The promise of positive psychology is that individuals and organizations will be transformed in unexpected ways. When positive psychology becomes the standard by which men and women think and act, people and groups change in healthy and life-giving ways.


We know scientifically that the practice of positive psychology makes individuals happier, more productive, less stressed, and better focused on creating lives full of meaning, promise and purpose.


We also know scientifically that the organizational practice of positive psychology transforms groups of people toward better efficiency, improved working relationships, the accomplishment of tasks and goals close to the optimum, and the fulfillment of the organization’s goals and purposes.


Because we know what is ahead as you start your study of positive psychology, we are excited to know that you too will be personally transformed. Please review this program guide and follow the instructions. Should you have any questions at any time, feel free to call or write.


With best wishes for all good things in your life and for those you love and care for,


The Faculty of Positive Psychology


Positive Psychology Track

MASTER’S or PhD DEGREE/Board Certified Practitioner or Diplomate


1. Master of POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY© AND Board Certified Practitioner of Positive Psychology

Educational Prerequisite is bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent

Investment: $10, 389 - $5,000 scholarship = $5,389 or $499 for 12 months.


2. PhD - POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND Board Certified Diplomate of Positive Psychology

Educational Prerequisite is bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent

Investment: $11,389 - $5,000 scholarship = $6,389 or $585 for 12 months.


Your credentials may be displayed in the following manner:


J. Hancock, MPP©, BCPPP

Board Certified Practitioner of Positive Psychology©


J. Hancock, PhD, BCDPP

Board Certified Diplomate of Positive Psychology©

Positive Psychology Track


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


Positive Psychology Curriculum


Creating a Flourishing Life through CHOICE, filled with Positive Emotion, Engagement in Life, Good Relationships, Meaningful Existence, Subjective Achievement (We are not mere victims of our genetics and environment. You can rewire your brain)


PP1. Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior (Will be sent by email attachment)

PP2. Flourish by Martin Seligman

PP3. Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing by Compton and Hoffman

PP4. The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubonirsky

PP5. Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth by Ed Diener, PhD

PP6. Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson

PP7. The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasriche

PP8. Mindset by Carol Dweck

PP9. Neuroscience and Positive Psychology, You! The Positive Force in Change by Eileen Rogers and Nick van Dam

PP10. Neuroscience and SPECT Imaging: The End of Mental Illness by Daniel Amen, MD


1. Review the following websites in detail:

www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu (Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania)

www.ippanetwork.org (International Association of Positive Psychology)

www.viastrengths.org (VIA Institute of Character)

www.positivepsychology.org.uk (Centre for Applied Positive Psychology)


2. Students must immerse themselves in as much of the literature in the field as possible. The above four websites are invaluable resources to use on a continuing basis as a positive psychology practitioner.


3. Watch all available videos at www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu.


4. Review and take all questionnaires found at www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu or www.authentichappiness.org


Neuropsychology Track


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


MASTER’S or PhD DEGREE/Board Certified Practitioner or Diplomate


1. Master of Neuropsychology© AND Board Certified Practitioner of Neuropsychology

Educational Prerequisite is bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent

Investment: $10,389 - $5,000 scholarship = $5,389 or $499 for 12 months.


2. PhD – Neuropsychology AND Board Certified Diplomate of Neuropsychology

Educational Prerequisite is bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent

Investment: $11,389 - $5,000 scholarship = $6,389 or $585 for 12 months.


Your credentials may be displayed in the following manner:


J. Hancock, MPP, BCMNP©

Board Certified Practitioner of Neuropsychology©


J. Hancock, PhD, BCDNP

Board Certified Diplomate of Neuropsychology©


Neuropsychology Curriculum


The curriculum consists of ten courses. It is necessary to understand human behavior to maximize our human potential and to achieve life satisfaction.


Section 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 to begin composing your essays pursuant to the writing instructions listed below).


Section A2. 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))


Section A3. 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).


Section A4. Applied Neuroscience I: Order this book

Neuroscience and SPECT Imaging: The End of Mental Illness by Daniel Amen, MD


Section A5. Applied Neuroscience II: Order this book

Incognito by David Eagleman


Section A6. Applied Neuroscience III: Order this book

Soft-Wired by Michael Mezernich


Section A7. Applied Neuroscience IV: Order this book

The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, MD


Section A8. Science of Birth Order and Family Dynamics: Order this book

Born to Rebel by Frank Sulloway


Section A9. Science of Male-Female Brains: Order this book

Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women 


Section A10.  Neuroscience and Positive Psychology: Order this book

Positively Smarter by Marcus Conyers


Positive Neuropsychology Track


MASTER’S or PhD DEGREE/Board Certified Practitioner or Diplomate


1. Master of POSITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY© AND Board Certified Practitioner of Positive Neuropsychology

Educational Prerequisite is bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent

Investment: $10,389 - $5,000 scholarship = $5,389 or $499 for 12 months.


2. PhD – Positive Neuropsychology AND Board Certified Diplomate of POSITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY©

Educational Prerequisite is bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent

Investment: $11,389 - $5,000 scholarship = $6,389 or $585 for 12 months.


Your credentials may be displayed in the following manner:


J. Hancock, MPN, BCPPNP©

Board Certified Practitioner of Positive Neuropsychology©


J. Hancock, PhD, BCDPNP

Board Certified Diplomate of Positive Neuropsychology©


Positive Neuropsychology Curriculum


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


Curriculum Parts A and B


Part A. Curriculum and Instructions.


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 to begin composing your essays pursuant to the writing instructions listed below).


A2. APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE I: ORDER THIS BOOK

Incognito by David Eagleman


A3. APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE II: ORDER THIS BOOK

Softwired by Michael Merzenich, PhD


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. 

Creating a Flourishing Life through CHOICE, Filled with Positive Emotion, Engagement in Life, Good Relationships, Meaningful Existence, Subjective Achievement


B1. Flourish by Martin Seligman

B2. Neuroscience and SPECT Imaging: The End of Mental Illness by Daniel Amen, MC

B3. The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubonirsky

B4. Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth by Ed Diener, PhD

B5. Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson


2. Review the following websites in detail:

www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu (Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania)

www.ippanetwork.org (International Association of Positive Psychology)

www.viastrengths.org (VIA Institute of Character)

www.cappeu.org (Centre for Applied Positive Psychology)


Students must immerse themselves in as much of the literature in the field as possible. The above four websites are invaluable resources to use on a continuing basis as a positive psychology practitioner.


3. Watch all available videos at www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu.


4. Review and take all questionnaires: www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu or www.authentichappiness.org


Human Behavior Track


MASTER’S or PhD DEGREE/Board Certified Practitioner or Diplomate


1. Master of HUMAN BEHAVIOR© AND Board Certified Practitioner of Human Behavior

Educational Prerequisite is bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent

Investment: $10,389 - $5,000 scholarship = $5,389 or $499 for 12 months.


2. PhD – HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND Board Certified Diplomate of Human Behavior

Educational Prerequisite is bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent

Investment: $11,389 - $5,000 scholarship = $6,389 or $585 for 12 months.


Your credentials may be displayed in the following manner:


J. Hancock, MHB, BCPHB©

Board Certified Practitioner of Human Behavior©


J. Hancock, PhD, BCDHB

Board Certified Diplomate of Human Behavior©


Human Behavior Curriculum


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


Section 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 to begin composing your essays pursuant to the writing instructions listed below).


Section A2. The Psychology of Persuasion

Section A3. The Science of Mindset

Section A4. The Science of Male-Female Brain Differences

Section A5. Human Behavior Brain Images

Section A6. The Psychology of Achievement

Section A7. The Power of Nurture

Section A8. Science of Birth Order and Family Dynamics

Section A9. The Science of Body Language

Without Saying a Word by Wezowski

Section A10. The Science of Critical Thinking

Thinking…Fast and Slow


Elective Courses


General Psychology


EC1. Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

EC2. The Great Ideas of Psychology

EC3. Human Personality: Why You Are Who You Are

EC4. Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature

EC5. Psychology of Human Behavior

EC6: Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions


Mindfulness


EC7. The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being

EC8. Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

EC9. Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind & Body


Neuroscience/Neuropsychology


EC10. The Brain on Music

EC11. The Addictive Brain

EC12. Understanding the Brain

EC13. Your Best Brain

EC14. Optimizing Brain Fitness

EC15. Memory and the Human Lifespan

EC16. Origins of the Human Mind

EC17. Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

EC18. The Aging Brain

EC19. The Learning Brain

EC20. The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience


Biology and Human Behavior

EC21. Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality

EC22. Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

EC23. Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception

EC24. Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Application


Applied Psychology


EC25. The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

EC26. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining the Brain

EC27. Scientific Secrets of Self-Control

EC28. Understanding Nonverbal Communication

EC29. The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently is Your Greatest Asset

EC30. How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making

EC31. Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You

EC32. Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity

EC33. Behavioral Economics: Where Psychology and Economics Collide

EC34. Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence

EC35. Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders

EC36. How to Make Stress Work for You

What our students are saying

I am so pleased I found these programs in positive psychology, neuropsychology and evolutionary psychology.  With my PhD, I can now supercharge my life coaching and counseling practice.  Tuition was a fraction of what traditional colleges and universities charge!