Cultural Psych of Happiness

The Cultural Psychology of Happiness
Why are Danish citizens among the happiest people in the world? What is happiness, and what are the conditions for human flourishing? How are psychology and culture related? In this first-year seminar we will explore research from both cultural and positive psychology in a Danish context. We will read and discuss psychological perspectives on the topic, conduct interviews, take field trips, connect ideas and research to our own lives, and write and present what we are learning. The goal of this course is to develop a broader understanding of the role of culture in psychological processes and how societies can support or restrain human satisfaction, as well as to address implications for ourselves and for a global, multicultural society. (This seminar is only open to first year students in Copenhagen./)
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FYSE 1072

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Fall 2023

FYSE1072A-F23 Seminar (Hofer)