Psychology of Wellbeing - 2018

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Unit summary

PSY30011

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.25 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Presentation (10%) , Project (50%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 5,720.00
Domestic continuing 1,757.00
HECS 1,640.00
International 5,970.00
International continuing 2,007.00

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This project-based unit will provide students with an in-depth view of the field of Positive Psychology, and contribute to students’ understanding of core human character strengths and virtues. This unit examines how the scope of psychology is broadening beyond the identification of pathology and treating or preventing disorder, and give students the opportunity to develop professionally relevant skills in the Positive Psychology field.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit.

Students who successfully complete this unit will 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. Critically evaluate the research literature in the area of positive psychology.
  • Presentation (10%)
  • Project (50%)
  • Report (40%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • PSS210 — Psychology of Wellbeing
  • PSY20004 — Psychology of Wellbeing

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Do not enrol into this unit if you have completed PSY20004 Psychology of Wellbeing. You must also complete two (2) Level 2 units in Psychology before starting this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Definition, history and science of positive psychology.
2Theory of positive psychology as applied to issues such as emotions, motivation, love.
3The positive psychology approach to topics such as wellbeing, health, coping, lifespan.
4Current social and cultural implications related to positive psychology.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

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:

  1. 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.
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