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2021-2022 Catalog

FYS 160 Understanding Happiness

This seminar will explore happiness from an interdisciplinary perspective. We will discuss how happiness is defined conceptually and operationally [possible alternative: We will discuss how researchers from different fields define happiness conceptually and operationally], how and why levels of happiness vary across people and the globe, how we experience happiness, how levels of happiness can be increased, and why people become happier with age.  We will learn from the works of experts who study happiness in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, economics, and public policy.