The Psychology of Happiness

Overview

Explore the concept of happiness from a psychological perspective.

Learn about different routes to happiness presented by humanistic approach and positive psychology. Explore the studies of positive emotion, positive character, positive institutions  and flow made by Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi. 

You will learn about the art of happiness introduced by the Dalai Lama and Haward C. Cutler, mental health, well-being, self-actualisation and peak experience through studying concepts built on pioneering work by Rogers, Maslow, Jahoda and Erikson. You will also learn about the use of psychological interventions to increase individual happiness. 

Programme details

9.45am
Registration

10.00am
The art of happiness: different definitions and components 

11.15am
Tea/coffee

11.35am
Theories of happiness and authentic happiness

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
On becoming a person: maximizers and satisficers

3.15pm
Tea/coffee

3.45pm
Self-actualisation, peak experience and flourishing                    

5.00pm
Course disperses

Fees

Description Costs
Tuition (includes tea/coffee) £85.00
Baguette £6.10

Funding

If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit or are a full-time student in the UK you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

Concessionary fees for short courses

Tutor

Mrs Magdalena Olmos

Tutor

Magdalena Olmos has an MA from the University of Warsaw. She has been a lecturer in psychology for over twenty-five years. She is also a qualified Personal Performance Coach.

Application

Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please contact us to obtain an application form.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the price, but if you wish to stay with us the night before the course, then please contact our Residential Centre.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email res-ctr@conted.ox.ac.uk for details of availability and discounted prices.