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 about what constitutes a well-lived life;
- understand how principles and techniques from positive psychology (and related areas) can help people live happier, more productive and fulfilling lives;
- apply these principles and techniques to your own life and see what happens.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) 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 your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
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:
- systematically evaluate your life;
- identify your passions and forge an empowering life purpose;
- learn to manage negative emotions and overcome challenges; and
- 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.
Essay: 1500 words; Relates to Learning Outcomes (LOs) 2 and 3 Online Discussions: 1200 words; Relates to Learning Outcomes (LOs) 2 and 3 Final Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins; Relates to Learning Outcomes (LOs) 1 and 2 UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Essay (35%)
- Online Discussions (15%)
- Final Examination (50%)