Happiness course ‘protected’ student well-being during pandemic

From Times Higher Education: “Running a university course on positive psychology during the pandemic appeared to have a ‘protective effect’ on first-year students’ mental well-being, even though it was run online. Researchers at the University of Bristol compared the well-being of undergraduates who took the institution’s ‘Science of Happiness’ course remotely with a control group of students who were due to take the course later in the year. They found that while those in the control group ‘showed a decline in mental well-being and an increase in anxiety’, those taking the course did not see the same deterioration.”

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