PSY 220 Positive Psychology
PSY 220 Positive Psychology PSY 220 Week 1 CheckPoint Positive Psychology Themes PSY 220 Week 1 DQ 1 PSY 220 Week 1 DQ 2 PSY 220 Week 2 Assignment Attachment Style and Relationships PSY 220 Week 2 CheckPoint Relationship Strategies PSY 220 Week 3 CheckPoint Empathy Exercise PSY ..
PSY 220 Week 1 CheckPoint Positive Psychology Themes Post a 200- to 300-word description of the central themes and strategies of positive psychology as you understand them from your reading. ..
PSY 220 Week 1 DQ 1 As individuals, people have the ability to make their own choices and decide for themselves. Many things can influence their ability to choose freely. Choice, change, and control are three factors that influence the degree to which people choose. How does a person’s level of a..
PSY 220 Week 1 DQ 2 The text states that the most significant contribution positive psychology makes to the scientific study of well-being is the assessment of specific strengths. The text summarizes positive psychology as being aware that humans are both creatures and creators of their personal ..
PSY 220 Week 2 Assignment Attachment Style and Relationships Robert Sternberg created his triangular theory of love based on three dimensions: passion, intimacy, and commitment. The degree to which a relationship demonstrates these three dimensions determines the type of love relationship. People..
PSY 220 Week 2 CheckPoint Relationship Strategies Based on a review of the literature on love and the minding theory, the text suggests several strategies for strengthening love relationships. Choose one love relationship in your life (it does not have to be a romantic love relationship). Pos..
PSY 220 Week 3 CheckPoint Empathy Exercise Animosity often exists because people are unwilling or unable to see the world or a single experience from the perspective of another person. Often people make snap judgments based on the first thing they see or hear about a person. Consider a person ..
PSY 220 Week 3 DQ 1 Take the self-test on p. 47 prior to answering the following questions: Is it difficult to see and feel significant personal issues from the perspective of another? Explain your answer. After taking the self-test, how open are you to viewing the world from a perspective opposi..
PSY 220 Week 3 DQ 2 What can you do to teach your children, a coworker, or anyone in your life to be empathetic? Why would you want to teach this skill? ..
PSY 220 Week 4 Assignment Wise Judgment Scenario Resource: Appendix B Read Appendix B. Post your response in 1,050 to 1,400 words. ..
PSY 220 Week 4 CheckPoint Intelligence vs. Wisdom Examples of the difference between intelligence and wisdom are generally easy to find in the news. Find an example of an intelligent person who acted unwisely and had to pay the consequences such as fines or jail time. You can choose a business pe..
PSY 220 Week 5 CheckPoint Fostering Commitment Commitment does not come easy; it takes hard work and a desire to overcome adversity. Whether that commitment is to a person, a goal, or an activity, it has to be nurtured and re-examined periodically. Psychological research suggests specific steps t..
PSY 220 Week 5 DQ 1 You have made a life changing decision of earning a degree. It may change your opportunities in life and your ability to earn and obtain the career you want, but it takes a significant commitment. What is the level of commitment to your goal? How has, or may this commitment to..
PSY 220 Week 5 DQ 2 Earning your degree takes dedication, commitment, and time. The motivation that drives you through the tough times and keeps you focused is the foundation for your commitment. Discuss whether your motivations for striving are intrinsic, introjected, identified, or extrinsic. D..
PSY 220 Week 6 Assignment Changing Perspective Paper This course has discussed how people look at life events differently. Many factors influence how people as individuals may view a situation. Just as people can make snap judgments about a person, they can also make those same judgments about si..
PSY 220 Week 6 CheckPoint Pursuing Happiness Presentation Review pp. 134-137 of the text. Choose three to four of the recommendations for happiness that you have practiced in your life. Decide if these practices have helped you become a happier person. Submit 4 to 6 slides identifyi..
PSY 220 Week 7 CheckPoint Humility Action Plan One of the most important discussions in this chapter is practicing self-forgetfulness. Many cultures place a high value on achievement, appearance, and a strong self. In such a culture, it is important to cultivate humility. Review pp. 154-158 of..
PSY 220 Week 7 DQ 1 A person’s self-concept plays a large role in how he or she views the world; it helps a person process social information, judge feedback, and influences what he or she notices in others. Culture teaches people what values are important and can determine if they view themselve..
PSY 220 Week 7 DQ 2 Research has demonstrated that people with high self-esteem are generally happier, less depressed, and more likely to enjoy social activity; however, is having a high self-esteem always a good thing? How might someone with a high self-esteem be more likely to act inappropriate..
PSY 220 Week 8 Assignment Optimism and Health Paper Many research projects have been completed that discuss the effects of optimism on physical and psychological health. Find a peer reviewed article which discusses the effects of optimism on physical and psychological health. (You may need to ..
PSY 220 Week 8 CheckPoint Fostering Hope Presentation Review pp. 172-178 in the text. Choose two to three of the suggestions for fostering hope outlined in your text that you practice in your life. Decide if these practices help you foster hope in your life. Submit 3 to 5 slides identifying..
PSY 220 Week 9 Capstone DQ In what ways has the information in this course changed your life? Your personal belief system? Your understanding of your fellow human beings? How have you implemented the concepts from this course in your life? ..
PSY 220 Week 9 Final Project Personal Topics Presentation Resource: Appendix A Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, in which you summarize each of the topics you have chosen and outline how you may implement what you have learned about these topics into your life. I..
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