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Happiness and Well-Being: Part 2 ASU


Examine the emotional component of happiness and well-being, while learning strategies to improve your own happiness.

About This Course

Examine the emotional component of happiness and well-being and learn about the six general research-based categories of happiness strategies. In this course, you will determine which strategies best fit your values, interests and needs to actually improve your own happiness. Next, you will assess and reflect on your emotional intelligence by completing an actual emotional intelligence self-assessment to determine a baseline level from which you can grow, since developing this type of “intelligence” can improve your self-awareness, self-confidence, self-esteem, empathy, optimism, leadership capabilities and relationships.

This course will take you approximately 5 hours to complete.

Requirements

English proficiency

Meet Your Instructors

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Dr. Cara Sidman
Lecturer
College of Health Solutions

Dr. Cara Sidman is a Lecturer and Administrator in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University where she oversees the interdisciplinary curriculum in the College of Health Solutions, and teaches courses focused on health, well-being, and happiness. She has been developing curriculum, coordinating, researching, and teaching online, hybrid, and face-to-face physical activity and lifetime wellness courses since 1999, and teaching and presenting on the topic of happiness since 2012.

Dr. Sidman earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction (Exercise & Wellness) from Arizona State University, her Master’s in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University (Boone, NC), and her Bachelor’s in Physical Education and Health from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This has led her to a focus and passion for promoting happiness and well-being, including the many aspects of wellness and behavior change (i.e., spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual, and physical). Her research publication areas include mindfulness, exercise self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation, sitting behaviors, and perceived wellness among college students, as well as the comparison of online, hybrid, and face-to-face course delivery formats.

Dr. Sidman co-created and taught an inaugural university studies happiness course at UNC-Wilmington, and currently presents at national, regional, and local levels on happiness strategies, happiness in the workplace, and cultivating a culture of happiness.

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