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Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

Charter Oak State College Commencement set for June 1, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy to speak
2014 Commencement date, speaker announcement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Offers New Non-Credit Cybersecurity Courses
Courses teach latest cybersecurity skills

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Teaching Happiness, Inc.

Program Reviewed

PH502: Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives on Happiness - Setauket, NY

Courses and Credit Recommendations

PH502: Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives on Happiness (3 credits, graduate level)

Dates Valid

January 2014 - January 2019

About the Reviewed Program

Teaching Happiness, Inc. is a group of educators and specialists in web design managing a multimedia educational platform on the internet focused on the topic of human happiness. This multimedia platform provides educators, students, and the general public with free access to clear, concise information on the history and scientific study of human happiness, positive psychology, and mental well-being in general. The website includes a broad variety of audiovisual media as well as text to bring historical and scientific views on happiness to life. They are particularly interested in providing science-based information on the skills needed to build resilience against depression and pursue a meaningful life. A major purpose of the organization is to train secondary and post-secondary educators to integrate content on the philosophy and psychology of happiness into their curricula.

This course examines recent research and ideas in positive psychology, social psychology, and psychiatry about happiness and well-being. Students will explore parallels and resonances between modern scientific discoveries and philosophical insights on happiness. This course identifies seven correlates (or habits) that show both scientific and philosophical validity as contributing to happiness and well-being. These include: Relationships; Caring; Strengths and Virtues; Flow; Spiritual Engagement and Meaning; Physical Well-being; Mindfulness and Positive Emotions. The course begins by comparing the approaches and methodologies of psychology and philosophy, including the challenges presented by the measurement of subjective well-being. Following this, each of the correlates will be dissected by analyzing relevant research and comparing the outcomes with parallel themes from philosophical texts.