ERIC Number: ED465352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Positive Psychology in the Personal Adjustment Course: A Salutogenic Model.
Hymel, Glenn M.; Etherton, Joseph L.
This paper proposes embedding various positive psychology themes in the context of an undergraduate course on the psychology of personal adjustment. The specific positive psychology constructs considered include those of hope, optimism, perseverance, humility, forgiveness, and spirituality. These themes are related to appropriate course content coverage along with suggestions for corresponding learning activities, reading assignments, and research topics that an undergraduate psychology major may consider undertaking. The intent is to initiate among faculty responsible for the personal adjustment course a consideration of possible ways to orient such a course more toward the positive end of the health ease/dis-ease continuum, thereby advancing positive psychologys emphasis on a"salutogenic" as opposed to a pathogenic perspective. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association (Houston, TX, April 11-14, 2001).