Online Master of Science in Psychology – Positive Psychology
Arizona State University’s Master of Science in psychology with a concentration in positive psychology allows you to apply psychological concepts to promote individual flourishing and satisfaction with life. Through the lens of historical and contemporary research in positive psychology, you’ll gain a solid grounding in the basic tenets of the field, the methodologies employed and the evidence-based interventions that seek to improve peoples’ lives.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 12
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 36
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What is positive psychology and how can it help others?
Positive psychology is the scientific study of strengths and behaviors that enable individuals and communities to thrive. This form of psychology differs from traditional psychology, as it focuses on mental strengths and wellness rather than deficits and illness. For example, a traditional psychology researcher is more likely to investigate environmental factors contributing to depression, whereas a positive psychology researcher is more likely to investigate environmental factors contributing to happiness.
Overall, there’s a rapidly growing body of research in the field of positive psychology with many applications to individual well-being, relationships, the workplace and other life domains. Positive psychology promotes individual flourishing, satisfaction with life and overall happiness of others.
What you’ll learn in a positive psychology master’s concentration
As a student in this master’s in positive psychology online, you’ll gain the foundational knowledge and skills of a traditional psychology program, while focusing your studies on topics central to the field of positive psychology, such as optimism, gratitude, coping mechanisms, resilience and mindfulness.
Upon graduation, you’ll walk away with a range of skills and competencies, including:
Positive psychology master’s courses
This master’s in positive psychology is a rigorous, course-intensive program that features both writing and statistics. In this program, you’ll complete advanced coursework in the fields of psychology and positive psychology. Courses may include:
Advanced Developmental Psychology
Advanced Positive Psychology
Advanced Social Psychology
Fundamentals of Quantitative Research
Professional Issues in Psychology
Psychology of Mindfulness
What you can do with a positive psychology master’s concentration
Upon graduation of this master’s in positive psychology, you’ll be prepared to pursue careers in a variety of industries that utilize psychological theories, concepts and skills to apply positivity practices or implement interventions for others.
It’s important to note that this program doesn’t train you for pre-doctoral programs, or careers in counseling or clinical psychology.
Potential career paths include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
Applicants to the Master of Science in psychology with a concentration in positive psychology must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
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