3 Credits

This course explores performance from a psychological perspective in diverse areas such as academics, sports, creative pursuits, work performance and leadership. The students consider various theories of motivation, the role of emotion and personality, and the effect of cultural values and expectations. Students undertake a fascinating comprehensive exploration of flow states, their causes, benefits, risks and role in human performance.

Why this course?

Over the course of the last century, every physical metric of human health has improved. Yet, anxiety is endemic in modern culture, and substance abuse is tragically too common. With ever-present distractions and stressors, it has never been more important to understand and manage our mental-emotional states and those of our clients. And when our goals extend beyond achieving balance and tranquility, effective use of the mind becomes that much more essential to success.