Psychology of Wellness

Course Description

An exploration in the research,related concepts,factors and practices that contribute to overall health and wellness. It emphasizes holism: the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual components of wellness. It is interdisciplinary in nature drawing on source materials from positive, cross-cultural, clinical and health psychology, holistic health and neuroscience. The course will entail academic, experiential and interactive learning and requires students to actively engage in course material through reading, writing, participating in class and home practices and applying methods for improving well-being into their daily lives.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
26467 PSYC 51 1Z M·W···· 12:30 PM-01:20 PM Shannon Hassett ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-09-20 to 2021-12-10.

Footnote Information

PSYC-051.-01Z-: This is an online class with SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. Recordings of the class meetings will be available. The rest of the class can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5; PSYC 1.
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