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Psychology of Wellbeing (Double unit)

This double unit examines the dynamics of positive psychology and gives students a deep understanding of using interventions to improve people’s wellbeing. This is a highly sought-after skill which will help students prepare for their professional ventures.

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: PSY30011

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 20 hours of study per week

About this 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. 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:

  • Appraise the theory, methodology and practice of positive psychology
  • Analyse and evaluate the various issues pertinent to positive psychology (e.g., wellbeing, character strengths, personal values, improving health)
  • Examine and explain the various factors that contribute to or decrease subjective wellbeing
  • Design and construct an intervention using elements of the positive psychology approach
  • Work collaboratively in a team to achieve project outcomes
  • Critically evaluate the research literature in the area of positive psychology
  • Demonstrate scientific writing skills within the context of psychology.

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