There was a long story on a regional NPR affiliate a couple of days
ago about the rash of new Positive Psychology courses at US colleges.
I confess I went back to the jazz CD I had been listening to because
the story was kind of fluffy and unsatisfying.
Quoting Alison Pechenick <[log in to unmask]>:
> For the kindred spirits among us!
> Seriously, it's been thought for a long time that altruistic people
> survive better under extreme duress (e.g., as prisoners of war,
> civilian or military), and are generally happier and healthier.
> Certainly worth a look-see.
> * MAGAZINE * | January 7, 2007
> * Happiness 101
> By D.T. MAX
> Can classes in positive psychology teach students not just to feel good
> but also to do good?