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Introduction to Positive Psychology

Course outline

Διδάσκοντες:           _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   Anastasios Stalikas, and a group of scientists and invited speakers

Course Hours:     Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00 - Room C1


Ώρες Γραφείου:         

Γραφείο:      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_    New Building, 2nd floor, B-10

Τηλ.:          _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_     920-1702



The Field of Positive Psychology is one of the newest and constantly growing branches of the science of Psychology. Positive Psychology focuses on the study of the nature, development and role of emotions, cognitions and behaviors associated with increased life satisfaction and a functional relationship with the social environment. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic theories, models and concepts of Positive Psychology and to present the relevant research results and knowledge in this field.

Lesson process

Our lectures will be based on both the notes and  bibliography (provided to you) and our personal experience and knowledge and will cover the material mentioned above. You are welcome at any time to comment on anything from or on what we teach  
In class talk, comment, criticize and argue. Express your positions, your beliefs and your opinions whether they are based on what you read or your personal thoughts. Let's respect the right of non-smokers to a clean atmosphere and let's not smoke during class. Be on time, attend all lectures and take good notes.  

Course material

• Introduction to positive psychology and the theory of positive emotions
• Basic concepts of positive psychology
• Positive elements of character and virtues
• Positive emotions and cardiovascular disease
• Positive psychology from a cross-cultural perspective
• The philosophical and historical roots of positive psychology
• Mental resilience

"Introduction to Positive Psychology", A. Stalikas-P. Mytskidou, Topos Publications.

Course Requirements and Assessment:
Final exam, in the exam period,  worth  100% . The exams consist of multiple choice questions.

Class participation and attendance 
Although attendance is not mandatory, participation in the deliveries is certainly helpful, as a lot of information will be given at the deliveries and only at them.



1st  Lecture: Introduction-Lesson Outline
Speaker: Theodosakis D.


2nd  Lecture: Concepts of Positive Psychology-Enjoy
Speaker: Harisiadis A.


3rd  Lecture: Applications of TP with greater emphasis on positive interventions
Speaker: Kotsoni K.


4η  Lecture: Theory of Positive Emotions

Speaker: Stalikas A.


5th  Lecture: Ethology
Speaker: Arabatzis G.


6th  Lecture: Positive Parenting
Speaker: Kyriazos Th.


7th  Lecture: Positive Psychology and Organizational Culture

Speaker: Prassa K.


7th  Lecture:  Cardiovascular diseases and Positive Psychology
Speaker: Kanellakis K.


9th  Lecture: Mental resilience
Speaker: Karabas K.


10η  Lecture: Positive elements of character and virtues

Speaker: Zimnis K.


11th  Lecture: Positive Psychology in Education

Speaker: Koudigeli F.


12th  Lecture: Intercultural and positive psychology

Speaker: Iotsidis V.

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