Subject details

Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. describe a broad range of views, from across history, about what constitutes a well-lived life;
  2. understand how psychological principles can be applied to living a joyful and fulfilling life;
  3. conduct a baseline life assessment related to work, play, love and health; and
  4. develop a life plan, and track their progress against their plan over time.
    • Topics are available to enrolled students in the subject Moodle site.

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • 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:
  • 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%)