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200112 SE Advanced Seminar: Work, Economy, and Society (2018W)

Happiness and Wellbeing

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Vertiefungsseminare können nur fürs Pflichtmodul B verwendet werden! Eine Verwendung fürs Modul A4 Freie Fächer ist nicht möglich.

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 17.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 24.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 31.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 07.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 14.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 21.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 28.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 05.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 12.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 09.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 16.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 23.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 30.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar aims to advance participant’s knowledge and understanding of processes and mechanisms (cognitive, affective, attentional etc.) that explain how human wellbeing and happiness develop in dependency from individual, societal and environmental factors. To that goal, participants will be exposed during the course of the seminar to research findings, theories, controversies and current academic debates in this overreaching and exciting field of wellbeing research. Participants will gain deeper insight into specific topics such as the value of and choice between life resources (time vs. money/ work vs. leisure), influence of wealth and life experiences, emotional wellbeing, mindfulness meditation, nudging and self-regulation or pro-social behavior. Covered will be also fundamentals such as conceptual issues and measurement. Besides acquiring the “bigger picture”, the seminar will also facilitate transfer of this knowledge to applications in personal, social or occupational areas of life.

The above outlined aims and contents should be accomplished mainly trough reading, discussing, fostering critical and integrative thinking as well as development of ideas.

The lectures will consist of topic introduction, discussions (e.g., homework-related, paper presentations, Q&A), exercises and project presentations.

Assessment and permitted materials

All participants are expected to complete assignments (homework/project), read articles on all topics covered in the seminar, actively prepare and engage in discussions & exercises.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Exact grading system will be presented in the first lecture.

Max. of 2 absences (otherwise decrease in final grade by number of extra absences).

Examination topics

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Reading list

Kahneman, D., Diener, E., & Schwarz, N. (Eds.). (1999). Well-being: Foundations of hedonic psychology. Russell Sage Foundation.

Further selected readings and materials will be provided prior or in lectures.

Association in the course directory

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