ORG MP641 - Positive Psychology and Media

(Credits: 3)

The field of psychology has firm roots what is known as a medical model approach to the human condition, coming from a perspective of psychopathology. Positive psychology, by contrast, emerged to examine the strengths and values that enhance human well-being and seeks to promote the attributes and conditions that allow people to flourish. This course will identify the main areas of positive psychology and discuss how they can be applied to media technologies. Students will examine the ways in media and technology can be developed and used to enhance individual and social well-being, resilience, and agency. Open only to students in the master’s program in Media Psychology or by instructor approval.