Personal Topics Presentation

Slide 2 Notes I really have learned a lot about myself and how I interact with others during this class. Some of the topics that have been covered have reinforced previously held beliefs, and some have even altered my perception. For instance, I have always held the belief that well-being should always supersede being well-off.... Continue Reading →

Assignment Optimism and Health Paper

The overarching statement of the article I chose, Comparative Risk and Perceived Control: Implications for Psychological and Physical Well-being among Older Adults, is that optimism is of no use, both physically and psychologically, without a strong sense of perceived control (Ruthig, Chipperfield, Perry, Newall, & Swift, 2007). Without high levels of perceived control optimism has... Continue Reading →

Attachment Style and 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. The love triangle represents a summation of the 68 prototypical features of love organized into the three categories of passion, intimacy, and commitment. These broad categories can be combined in several... Continue Reading →

Pursuing Happiness Presentation

Slide 1 Notes According to current research (Bolt, 2004) a number of recommendations can be implemented in our lives in order to bring about increased happiness. Well-being vs. Well-off addresses the divide between economic gain and emotional gain. Next, Discovering Flow explains that happiness can be increased through mindful challenge rather than mindless achievement. Lastly,... Continue Reading →

Fostering Commitment to Overcome Adversity

Commitment does not come easy; it takes hard work and a desire to overcome adversity. Whether that commitment is to a person, a goal, or an activity, it has to be nurtured and re-examined periodically. Psychological research suggests specific steps to nurture commitment. Describe how the suggestions for fostering commitment listed in your text can... Continue Reading →

Empathy Exercise

Animosity often exists because people are unwilling or unable to see the world or a single experience from the perspective of another person. Often people make snap judgments based on the first thing they see or hear about a person. Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: If you found out you were... Continue Reading →

The Relationship Between Self-esteem and Behavior

Post your response to the following: Research has demonstrated that people with high self-esteem are generally happier, less depressed, and more likely to enjoy social activity; however, is having high self-esteem always a good thing? The one statement that struck me in the text was that most social and personal problems are not caused by... Continue Reading →

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