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Human Resilience: Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral Applications
Course: CPD180

First Term: 2021 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S- Standard

Description: Exploration of human resilience and well-being within the context of personal, academic, and career life. Focus on enhancing quality of life, and improving academic performance and career success through awareness of behavior, cognition, and emotion as well as the practice of self-regulation. Topics include mindfulness, positive psychology, motivation, effective thinking, applied neuroscience, mental and emotional health and self-care.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Recognize the historical developments that gave rise to the concept of human resilience. (I)
2. Develop cognitive, emotional, and behavioral learning strategies. (II, VI, VII)
3. Identify values, interests, personality traits, skills, and strengths and describe their impact on personal, academic, and career development. (III)
4. Explore cognitive, emotional, and behavioral considerations in personal, academic, and career goal setting. (III, VI)
5. Identify cognitive, emotional, and behavioral factors that impact personal, academic, and career performance. (IV, V, VI, VII)
6. Describe the causes, symptoms, and effects of stress and trauma. (V)
7. Develop cognitive, emotional, and behavioral self-regulation strategies. (VI, VII)
8. Explain the importance of self-care to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. (VII, IX)
9. Develop interpersonal connections and social support systems. (VIII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Historical development of human resiliency
   A. Academic
   B. Career
   C. Personal
II. Resilient learning
   A. How the brain learns
   B. Memory
   C. Cognitive, emotional, and behavioral learning strategies
III. Self-Awareness/Assessment
   A. Personality
   B. Values
   C. Interests
   D. Skills
   E. Strengths
   F. Multiple intelligences
   G. Application to personal, academic, and career goal setting
IV. Self-Sabotage
   A. Cognitive
   B. Behavioral
V. The nature of stress
   A. Types of stress
   B. Spectrum of emotional and behavioral presentations
   C. Adverse childhood experiences
   D. Negative impacts on health and quality of life
   E. Physiological influence
      1. Brain and nervous system
      2. Biological defense system
VI. Cognitive, emotional, and behavioral self-regulation
   A. Belief system
   B. Self-referential thinking and explanatory styles
   C. Cognitive and perceptual restructuring
   D. Mindfulness
   E. Grit (perseverance and passion)
   F. Mindset
   G. Locus of control
   H. Motivation
   I. Emotional management
   J. Relaxation skills
   K. Self-management in relation to time
   L. Self-direction/Goal setting
   M. Interrelationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors
   N. Personal, academic, and career applications
VII. Positive psychology
   A. Optimism
   B. Acceptance
   C. Forgiveness and kindness
   D. Gratitude
   E. Posttraumatic growth
VIII. Interpersonal connection and support
   A. Types of relationships
      1. Academic system
      2. Familial system
      3. Friends and others
   B. Interpersonal skills
   C. Social network
   D. Career network
IX. Self-care and revitalization
   A. Physical health
      1. Nutrition
      2. Physical activity
      3. Sleep
   B. Mental and emotional health
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 24, 2020

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