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Undergraduate | SWI-PSY30011 | 2023

Psychology of Wellbeing

Discover the field of positive psychology and use it to understand character strengths and virtues. Spot factors that can impact someone's health and lifespan. De-emphasise disorders and emphasise happiness. Explore theories behind love and motivation. 

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 May 2023

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

  • Students who successfully complete this subject will 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;
    • Critically evaluate the research literature in the area of positive psychology.

Entry requirements

Prior study

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

one of

  • SWI-STA10003-Foundations of Statistics (no longer available)

  • SWI-STA102 (Not currently available)

and one of

  • SWI-PSY10003 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSS110 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSY10007 (Not currently available)

and one of

  • SWI-PSY10004 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSS120 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSY10008 (Not currently available)


You must also complete two (2) Level 2 subjects in Psychology before starting this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.25 EFTSL

This is in the range of 20 to 24 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Student feedback

9 student respondents between: 17 July - 17 July 2023.

44%of students felt the study load was manageable

100%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

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