Lecture 2 Happiness
PROF: Tasc2 9809 – office hours: weds – 1:303
TA: Joy francis k8619 office hours: weds: 3:304:30
Psychosocial health chapter !
Pos. psych = a new branch of psych that focuses on the sci measurement and study of happiness and
other positive emotions
What makes people happy?
Good relationships = necessary but not sufficient
Helping other people
Volunteer work – happier people help others, helping people makes us happy
Appreciating how others help us, or expressing gratitude
gratitude journal : keep track of things we’re greatful for e/ day
Hassle comparison: write down things that may annoy/bother you
Control: recent life events: what they did that day
RESULTS: gratitude journal = happier + more/bette