Applied Positive Neuroscience: Skills for Improving Productivity and Well-Being

Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Not open to students with credit for Community Health Sciences 179. Intrapersonal, interpersonal, and extrapersonal contributions to well-being, and how activity and chemistry of key brain regions contribute to each, e.g. influences of mindfulness on prefrontal cortex activity, or how oxytocin system is altered by social interaction. Students learn to recognize relationship between cognitive, social, and emotional competence for healthy development, and how to apply it to their own lives. Through neuroscientific context, introduction to multidisciplinary perspectives on variety of topics that are widely considered significant maturational tasks for young adults, including emotion regulation, managing social relationships, enhancing productivity, and identity development. P/NP or letter grading.

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