On Course 3rd Edition Journal Entry 30.1A
Name: Melody Onyemaechi
Course:EDUC 1300 1S2
Professor Allison Venuto
In this activity, you’ll experiment with one of the two strategies intended to increase happiness. The first was briefly described in the preceding text; the second is new. Assignments similar to both of these have been employed with encouraging results in positive psychology class at colleges such as the University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania.
1. Gratitude Letter.
I realize that we haven't had the best recollections of late. Furthermore, I realize that I have not been the best little girl but rather still not the most noticeably awful. I now comprehend that it is hard for you to express
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