Surviving and Thriving: How to Live Well in the Modern World
Understand how how research in psychology and health sciences can set you up for success in your studies. Extend the benefits beyond your books, and engage with the teachings to create a happier, healthier approach to life.
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- describe a broad range of views, from across history, about what constitutes a well-lived life;
- understand how psychological principles can be applied to living a joyful and fulfilling life;
- conduct a baseline life assessment related to work, play, love and health; and
- develop a life plan, and track their progress against their plan over time.
- Topics are available to enrolled students in the subject Moodle site.
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- EquipmentDetails - • Access to a computer • Headphones or speakers ( required to listen to lecture and other media provided in subjects, a USB style headset has proven to provide superior audio quality to the jack style headset when used for online teaching software) • Headset, including microphone (highly recommended for participation in virtual classrooms) • Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations)
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete their subjects. UNE's minimum requirements for all students in relation to the hardware and software a student requires to support their learning are found at: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to complete invigilated examination.
What is a well-lived life? How do we achieve it in the modern world? The great thinkers of history have much to say on the matter; we'll learn from them and also see that many of their ideas have been incorporated into contemporary psychology.
As a student you will:
1. systematically evaluate your life;
2. identify your passions and forge an empowering life purpose;
3. learn to manage negative emotions and overcome challenges; and
4. plan and execute strategies to achieve your life goals.
Assessment will comprise a 'life portfolio' assembled in a series of practical exercises throughout the course, and a final exam.
Life Portfolio: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 3 and 4 Final Examination. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1 and 2
- Life Portfolio (50%)
- Final Examination (50%)