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PSY 220 ENTIRE COURSE

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PSY 220 Week 1 CheckPoint Basic Concepts in Positive Psychology

PSY 220 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2

PSY 220 Week 2 Assignment Relationship Characteristics

PSY 220 Week 2 Assignment Attachment Style and Relationship (2 Papers)

PSY 220 Week 3 Checkpoint Goal Selection

PSY 220 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2

PSY 220 Week 4 Assignment Human Virtues and Character Strengths

PSY 220 Week 4 Assignment Reflecting on Wisdom

PSY 220 Week 5 Checkpoint Paradox of Affluence

PSY 220 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2

PSY 220 Week 6 Assignment Positive and Negative Emotions

PSY 220 Week 6 Assignment Pursuit of Happiness

PSY 220 Week 7 CheckPoint Self-Esteem

PSY 220 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2

PSY 220 Week 8 Assignment Exploring Optimism

PSY 220 Week 8 Assignment Optimism and Health Paper (2 Papers)

PSY 220 Week 9 Capstone DQ

PSY 220 Week 9 Final Project Well-Being Action Plan

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PSY 220 WEEK 1 CHECKPOINT BASIC CONCEPTS IN POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

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Post a 200- to 300-word response about the following:

  • What do researchers mean by ‘subjective well-being’? How is this construct measured?
  • On p. 18 of your textbook, the authors present the hypothetical possibility of being hooked up to an ‘experience machine’ that would guarantee a constant state of happiness and positive emotion. Would you choose to be hooked up to such a machine? Why or why not? In your response, differentiate between hedonic and eudaimonic concepts of happiness.

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  • PSY 220 WEEK 1 DQ 1 AND DQ 2

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Choose one close relationship in your life; it does not have to be a romantic love relationship.

Post a 200- to 300-word response describing the defining characteristics of this close relationship. Use the information presented in Ch. 11 to formulate your response.

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PSY 220 WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT ATTACHMENT STYLE AND RELATIONSHIP (2 PAPERS)

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Assignment: Attachment Style and Relationships- APA Format Required

Robert Sternberg created his triangular theory of love based on three dimensions: passion, intimacy, and commitment. The degree to which a relationship demonstrates these three dimensions determines the type of love relationship. People begin love relationships with those who care for them as children. These early relationships can have a great effect on their adult relationships.

· Write a 350- to 700-word response summarizing the three dimensions of love and how they interrelate to identify a specific type of love relationship.

· Review the First Attachment exercise on pp. 22–23 of the textbook.

· Write a 700- to 1,050-word response explaining how you believe an individual’s attachment style can affect the types of love relationships he or she has.

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PSY 220 WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT ATTACHMENT STYLE AND RELATIONSHIP (2 PAPERS)2

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Assignment: Attachment Style and Relationships- APA Format Required

Robert Sternberg created his triangular theory of love based on three dimensions: passion, intimacy, and commitment. The degree to which a relationship demonstrates these three dimensions determines the type of love relationship. People begin love relationships with those who care for them as children. These early relationships can have a great effect on their adult relationships.

· Write a 350- to 700-word response summarizing the three dimensions of love and how they interrelate to identify a specific type of love relationship.

· Review the First Attachment exercise on pp. 22–23 of the textbook.

· Write a 700- to 1,050-word response explaining how you believe an individual’s attachment style can affect the types of love relationships he or she has.

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PSY 220 WEEK 3 CHECKPOINT GOAL SELECTION

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Using the information presented in Ch. 7, explain the matching hypothesis. Give an example of a well-matched and a poorly-matched goal that you have pursued in your own life. Discuss the relationship between goal selection and well-being.

Post a 200- to 300-word response.

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PSY 220 WEEK 3 DQ 1 AND DQ 2

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DQ 1

goal achievement

Based on the assigned readings, what would you consider the most important contributors to successful goal achievement? Why did you choose them?

DQ 2

goals

Imagine that a fellow student confides in you that she has been questioning whether she can reach her goal of being the first in her family to obtain a college degree. Despite doing well in her classes, she is considering dropping out. What advice would you give the student based on your knowledge from the assigned readings about commitment and confidence as related to goal accomplishment?

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PSY 220 WEEK 4 ASSIGNMENT HUMAN VIRTUES AND CHARACTER STRENGTHS

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Examine one human virtue and the associated character strengths that are important to you, as listed in Ch. 10 of Positive Psychology.

Select someone who you know or is a public figure who you feel encompasses at least one of these virtues.

Discuss why this virtue is important to you. How does the person you selected encompass this virtue and the associated character strengths?

Post a 200- to 300-word response.

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PSY 220 WEEK 4 ASSIGNMENT REFLECTING ON WISDOM

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Using the information presented in Ch. 10 of your text and other scholarly sources, describe the attributes that are commonly associated with wise people. Identify a person (past or present) who you believe to be wise. This can be a person you have known in your life or someone you have never met.

Write a 700- to 900-word paper addressing the following:

  • What characteristics of wisdom does this individual possess?
  • What makes him or her wise?
  • Which of these attributes do you believe you have developed most fully?
  • Which do you believe you need to develop more fully in the years to come? Explain.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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PSY 220 WEEK 5 CHECKPOINT PARADOX OF AFFLUENCE

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DQ 1

factors that contribute to happiness

What contributes to happiness?

Given your own personal experience and the assigned readings, what factors do you feel are related to contributing to happiness? What factors do you feel are inconsequential? How do these contribute to your personal decisions related to maintaining or pursuing your own happiness?

DQ 2

mental health issues and money

Why do you think there has been an increase in mental health issues in Americans despite the increase in affluence that has occurred since the 1950s? What does this say about the correlation between money and happiness?

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PSY 220 WEEK 5 DQ 1 AND DQ 2

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DQ 1

factors that contribute to happiness

What contributes to happiness?

Given your own personal experience and the assigned readings, what factors do you feel are related to contributing to happiness? What factors do you feel are inconsequential? How do these contribute to your personal decisions related to maintaining or pursuing your own happiness?

DQ 2

mental health issues and money

Why do you think there has been an increase in mental health issues in Americans despite the increase in affluence that has occurred since the 1950s? What does this say about the correlation between money and happiness?

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PSY 220 WEEK 6 ASSIGNMENT POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

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Using the information in Ch. 3, 5, and 6, describe some of the benefits associated with the experience of positive emotions. Do men and women differ with respect to their experience of negative emotions? How do researchers explain these differences?

Post a 200- to 300-word response.

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PSY 220 WEEK 6 ASSIGNMENT PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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The authors of your textbook describe the American emphasis on the pursuit of happiness. Write a 700- to 900-word paper explaining the cultural and historical factors that contribute to this perspective. Contrast the traditional American perspective on happiness with the traditional Asian perspective on happiness.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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PSY 220 WEEK 7 CHECKPOINT SELF-ESTEEM

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Define self-esteem, including contingencies of self-worth. When might the pursuit of self-esteem be harmful to individuals? When might threats to self-esteem be helpful?

Post a 200- to 300-word response.

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PSY 220 WEEK 7 DQ 1 AND DQ 2

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DQ 1

Self-Concept

A person’s self-concept plays a large role in how he or she views the world; it helps a person process social information, judge feedback, and influences what he or she notices in others. Culture teaches people what values are important and may determine if they view themselves as independent, emphasizing being unique and expressing oneself, or interdependent, emphasizing a social connectedness. Your culture includes your family, friends, city, and country. Explain how your culture has influenced your self-concept.

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PSY 220 WEEK 8 ASSIGNMENT EXPLORING OPTIMISM

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Compare and contrast the concepts of optimism and hopefulness. Under what circumstances might optimism be harmful? What is defensive pessimism and under what circumstances might this be beneficial?

Post a 200- to 300-word response.

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PSY 220 WEEK 8 ASSIGNMENT OPTIMISM AND HEALTH PAPER (2 PAPERS)

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Assignment: Optimism and Health Paper — APA Format Required

· Find a peer reviewed article which discusses the effects of optimism on physical and psychological health. (You may need to find two articles in order to cover both the physical and the psychological areas).

· Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper summarizing the article and stating your opinion on the validity of the study or studies.

· Format your paper and presentation according to APA standards.

· Post your paper as an attachment.

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PSY 220 WEEK 9 CAPSTONE DQ

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Capstone Discussion Question

· In what ways has the information in this course changed your life? Has it changed your personal belief system? Has it changed your understanding of your fellow human beings? How have you implemented the concepts from this course in your life?

might someone with high self-esteem be more likely to act inappropriately in certain situations?

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PSY 220 WEEK 9 FINAL PROJECT WELL-BEING ACTION PLAN

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· Develop an action plan for increasing well-being in your life by addressing the following:

Identify at least four areas of potential personal growth and create strategies for self-improvement in these areas.

For each of the four areas you select, describe the change you would like to make and the strategy you would use to achieve your goal. For example, you may seek greater concordance between your professional life and your personal characteristics. Self-concordant goals have been shown to increase well-being. To meet this goal, you may need to pursue education in a particular area, become a volunteer at a particular agency, increase networking efforts with people in your field of interest, etc. This is but one example of a strategy for increasing well-being. Many others are presented in your textbook

Spend some time considering how you can move closer to ‘life above zero.’ Be sure that the goals you select (for example, increased physical activity) have been shown through research to be associated with greater levels of reported well being.

· Submit a 10-slide power-point that summarizes your action plan.

· Include detailed speaker notes.

· Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

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