PSY30011: Psychology of Wellbeing (Double unit)
This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of how the scope of psychology has recently been broadened beyond the identification of pathology and treating or preventing disorder. The unit will provide students with an in-depth view of the field of Positive Psychology, and contribute to their understanding of core human character strengths and virtues. This unit is experiential and project-based and students will work in groups to complete some key assessment tasks.
Students will be given the opportunity to develop professionally relevant skills and experience in the Positive Psychology field.
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. Appraise the theory, methodology and practice of positive psychology.
2. Analyse and evaluate the various issues pertinent to positive psychology (e.g., wellbeing, character strengths, personal values, improving health).
3. Examine and explain the various factors that contribute to or decrease subjective wellbeing.
4. Design and construct an intervention using elements of the positive psychology approach.
5. Work collaboratively in a team to achieve project outcomes.
6. Critically evaluate the research literature in the area of positive psychology.
7. Demonstrate scientific writing skills within the context of psychology.