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Apply key positive psychology theories and models to real world situations.
Analyse positive psychology literature through a critical lens to ascertain the effectiveness of positive psychological interventions.
Evaluate findings from the academic literature and consider its application to your personal experiences of implementing behaviour change.
Apply positive psychology principles to promote flourishing in your own life and others.
- Character Strengths.
- Positive Emotions.
- Positive Relationships.
- Goals & Accomplishment.
- Hope & Optimism.
- Growth Mindset & Grit.
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In this subject, you will explore the science and application of positive psychology through experiential learning strategies. Key theories and models covering a broad range of positive psychology topics will be discussed. Topics include: character strengths, mindfulness, positive emotions, flow, positive relationships, meaning, goals, accomplishment, hope and optimism, growth mindset, grit and resilience. You will investigate a range of positive psychological interventions by applying them to your own lives. You will also be required to complete measures of wellbeing to gain enhanced self-awareness of your own strengths. You will learn to critically analyse and synthesise evidence-based literature in order to ascertain the contexts in which positive psychological interventions have been shown to be effective. You will complete this subject having set goals that are designed around your strengths and best possible self.
- One written assignment (1,500-words equiv). (40%)
- 15 minute group oral presentation & peer review (750-words equiv) (20%)
- One 90 minute online multiple choice test (2,000-words equivalent). (40%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 26 May 23
Textbook information is pending.