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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.

Mike


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.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Alison
>
>
>
> * MAGAZINE *   | January 7, 2007
> * Happiness 101
> <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/07/magazine/07happiness.t.html?ex=1169010000&en=9758d71eed615d71&ei=5070&emc=eta1>
> *
> By D.T. MAX
> Can classes in positive psychology teach students not just to feel good
> but also to do good?