The Science of Health and Happiness for Young People

The RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health presents a new online public course for 12-18 year olds entitled, 'The Science of Health and Happiness for Young People'.

A guide on how to use this course PDF | 7342.2 KB

This lecture is delivered by Professor Ciaran O'Boyle, Professor of Psychology at RCSI and founding director of the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health, and explores how young people can form strong habits for a happier life.

Watch 'What is happiness' here.

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The Science of Health and Happiness for Young People – What is happiness? PDF | 9419.6 KB

This lecture is delivered by Dr Pádraic Dunne, Lecturer, RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health, and explores how young people can form strong habits for a happier life.

Watch 'How to form strong habits' here.

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The Science of Health and Happiness for Young People – How to form strong habits PDF | 1496.4 KB SMART habit tracker PDF | 205.7 KB

This lecture is delivered by Dr Pádraic Dunne, Lecturer, RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health, and explores how young people can improve attention and focus throughout their life.

Watch 'Developing attention and focus' here.

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The Science of Health and Happiness for Young People – Attention and focus PDF | 3372.5 KB The National Guidelines on Physical Activity for Ireland PDF | 3141.4 KB

This lecture is delivered by Professor Ciaran O'Boyle, Professor of Psychology at RCSI and founding director of the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health, and explores how we can manage time and self motivate ourselves.

Watch 'Time management, self-discipline and motivation' here.

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The Science of Health and Happiness for Young People – Time Management, self-discipline and motivation PDF | 1258.4 KB