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PSY 500 - Advanced Introduction to Positive Psychology

  • 3 credits

Explore the theoretical and empirical foundations of positive psychology with emphasis on learning to evaluate and develop science-based positive psychology applications. Examine topics like meaning, purpose, character strengths, relationships, health, emotions, spirituality, leadership, and education.


Michael F. Steger
Michael F. Steger

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Michael Steger is an Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology and Applied Social Psychology programs at Colorado State University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and Personality Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

His research has focused on what makes life meaningful for people, and on understanding the foundations and benefits of living a meaningful life and achieving happiness. He also studies how people adjust to traumatic life events, and social influences on depression. His most recent book was “Designing Positive Psychology.” He is currently writing a textbook for Abnormal Psychology, due to be published by McGraw-Hill.