Explain what Sutherland means by this, and how it relates to our personal happiness.

This is a journal entry response,

6 parts each part 100 words

total number of words should be 600plus.

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1.  “Perspective is Everything”

In Rory Sutherland’s video at http://www.ted.com/talks/rory_sutherland_perspective_is_everything.html he states that “the circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them”.  Explain what Sutherland means by this, and how it relates to our personal happiness.

2.  Reframing – “What’s good about it?”

This concept is discussed in “The Science of Happiness – Look on the Bright Side” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9xhpLpZZSg and as one of the topics in Rory Sutherland’s “Perspective is Everything” at http://www.ted.com/talks/rory_sutherland_perspective_is_everything.html

a.  Make a list of 10 bad things (things that have happened to you or have happened in the world recently)

b.  Pick ONE of the things you’ve listed in (a)

c.  Make a list of 10 “good” things that have come out of this.

( DO NOT use examples from class)

3.  Goal Setting

Based on the article, “Goal Progress and Happiness” at http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/200806/goal-progress-and-happiness and materials from our Week 10 class.

a.  Explain the connection between goal setting and goal progress and happiness.

b.  Set one SMART goal, and identify the steps to achieving it.

4.  Mindset – Fixed vs. Growth

Watch Carol Dweck’s video: Mindset – the new psychology of success at http://www.happinessanditscauses.com.au/ (26:31) and Read: http://michaelgr.com/2007/04/15/fixed-mindset-vs-growth-mindset-which-one-are-you/

a.  Identify yourself – do you have a fixed mindset, or a growth mindset?

b.  Explain what this means for you as a student

c.  Explain what this means for your  happiness

5.  Developing a  Growth Mindset

Apply “9 Effective Questions to Help Students Develop a Growth Mindset” to your PSY222 Independent Project.

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/11/9-effective-questions-to-help-students.html 

a.  What is the project/assignment you chose to discuss?

b.  What are the answers to the 9 questions from the article?

c.  What have you learned from this activity?

6.  A positive frame of mind – focus on your strengths

Based on “The Science of Happiness – Look on the Bright Side” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9xhpLpZZSg

a.  Explain (don’t just list them – prove it!)  5 skills or strengths that you have.

b.  How does doing this affect your level of happiness?

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