Positive Psychology Track

Degree Programs

MASTER AND BOARD CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (10 Courses)
Board Certified Practitioner© AND Master of Positive Psychology (MPP)©
Educational Prerequisite is Bachelor Degree in any field or the Equivalent

PhD AND BOARD CERTIFIED DIPLOMATE (10 Courses)
Board Certified Diplomate© AND Doctor of Philosophy – Positive Psychology (PhD)
Educational Prerequisite is Master’s Degree in any field or the Equivalent

Graduate Certification Programs

BOARD CERTIFIED (Only) MASTER OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (BCMPP) (5 Courses)
Educational Prerequisite is Bachelor degree in any field or the Equivalent

BOARD CERTIFIED (Only) DOCTOR OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (BCDPP) (5 Courses)
Educational Prerequisite is Master’s Degree in any field or the Equivalent

Positive Psychology Scholarship Program

We’re excited about the potential of the scholarship program to help disseminate the principles and practices of positive psychology through our society through qualified practitioners. The study of positive psychology is important. It is equally important that graduates have a valid, recognized credential to validate their expertise.

Curriculum

Section 1 – Flourish by Martin Seligman

Section 2 – The Happiness Track by Emma Seppala

Section 3 – Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing by Compton and Hoffman

Section 4 – The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

Section 5 – The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky

Section 6 – Authentic Happiness by Seligman

Section 7 – Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson

Section 8 – Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth by Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener

Section 9 – Positively Smarter

Section 10 – Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology 

Electives

1. The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

2. Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology

3. The Myths of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky

4. Designing Your Own Positive Psychology Training and Consulting Program (Capstone Project for each PhD Student)

5. Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths by C. (Charles) R. (Richard) Snyder, Shane J. Lopez and Jennifer T. (Teramoto) Pedrotti (Sep 14, 2010)

6. Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing by William C. Compton and Edward Hoffman (Feb 7, 2012)

7. Positive Psychology: Theory, Research, and Applications by Kate Hefferon and Ilona Boniwell (Jun 1, 2011)

8. Pursuing the Good Life: 100 Reflections on Positive Psychology by Christopher Peterson (Dec 31, 2012)

9. Optimal Functioning: A Positive Psychology Handbook by Jessica Colman, Margaret Ulrich, Brighid Desmond and Daniel S. Bowling (Oct 16, 2012)

10. Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression: Self-Help Strategies for Happiness, Inner Strength and Well-Being… by Miriam Akhtar and Dr. Phil Hammond (Feb 7, 2012)

11. Harvard Medical School Positive Psychology: Harnessing the power of happiness, mindfulness, and personal strength… by Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D., Kathleen Cahill Allison and Scott Leighton (Jul 1, 2011)

12. Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward (Series in Positive Psychology) by Kennon M. Sheldon, Todd B. Kashdan and Michael F. Steger (Jan 31, 2011)

13. Applied Positive Psychology: Improving Everyday Life, Health, Schools, Work, and Society (Applied Psychology Series… by Stewart I. Donaldson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura (Feb 28, 2011)

14. Positive Psychology at Work: How Positive Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry Create Inspiring Organizations by Sarah Lewis (Apr 25, 2011)

15. Positive Psychology At The Movies: Using Films to Build Virtues and Character Strengths by Ryan M. Niemiec and Danny Wedding (Jul 30, 2008)

16. The Psychology of Positive Thinking by Edward Nystrom (Jul 14, 2008)

17. Positive Psychologists on Positive Psychology by Aaron Jarden (Mar 3, 2012)