Psychology of Wellbeing
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Warning: Mature Content
This unit contains mature content including Adult Themes and Sex / Sexual References and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.
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Undergraduate Level 2
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
Students will be provided with insight into the potential of character strengths, personal values and approaches to life for enhancing day-to-day personal happiness, for improving the health and productivity of individuals, and for increasing the strength of institutions. Research that has tested the effectiveness of positive interventions for improving life satisfaction, promoting healthy living and for enhancing a sense of wellbeing will be considered.
Please note: Assessment values are indicative only; details will be advised at the start of the unit.
You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:
- PSS110 — Introduction to Psychology 1
- PSS120 — Introduction to Psychology 2
- STA102 — Foundations of Statistics (Previously STA15)
If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.
At the completion of this unit students will have developed:
- analytical and problem solving skills
- an understanding of research methodology, including ethics
- the ability to write in a clear, scientific manner, and the critical evaluation of research
- the ability to work independently
- the ability to tackle unfamiliar problems.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|2||Emotions and motivation|
|4||Leisure, optimal experience and peak performance|
|5||Love and wellbeing|
|6||Wellness, health psychology and positive coping|
|7||Excellence, aesthetics, creativity and genius|
|8||Positive mental health|
|9||Thriving and flourishing|
|10||Interventions for enhanced wellbeing|
|11||Religion, spirituality and wellbeing|
|12||Work, community and wellbeing|
|13||Future of positive psychology|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
- Printable format materials
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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