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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
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Unit description

Introduces students to the fundamentals of positive psychology, which is associated with wellbeing and human thriving. Students will engage with the evidence for positive psychology interventions and become familiar with areas of dissent. The unit incorporates experiential and reflexive learning as well as covering theory and research in positive psychology.  

Unit content

  1. An introduction to positive psychology
  2. Emotions and health
  3. Unpacking the variables: stress, anxiety, depression, wellbeing, resilience, quality of life, and others
  4. Unpacking the approaches: savouring, self-compassion, flow, gratitude, and others
  5. Positive relationships
  6. Evaluating outcomes of positive psychology interventions

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1discuss various theories and research in positive psychology
2source, evaluate, and communicate information about positive psychology theory and practice
3demonstrate reflexive practice while participating in positive psychology interventions
4apply positive psychology principles to professional and/or social challenges

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss various theories and research in positive psychology
  2. source, evaluate, and communicate information about positive psychology theory and practice
  3. demonstrate reflexive practice while participating in positive psychology interventions
  4. apply positive psychology principles to professional and/or social challenges

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hr (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Project report40%
Reflective writing30%
Literature review30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hr (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Project report40%
Reflective writing30%
Literature review30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hr (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Project report40%
Reflective writing30%
Literature review30%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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