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.
- An introduction to positive psychology
- Emotions and health
- Unpacking the variables: stress, anxiety, depression, wellbeing, resilience, quality of life, and others
- Unpacking the approaches: savouring, self-compassion, flow, gratitude, and others
- Positive relationships
- Evaluating outcomes of positive psychology interventions
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:|
|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|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- discuss various theories and research in positive psychology
- source, evaluate, and communicate information about positive psychology theory and practice
- demonstrate reflexive practice while participating in positive psychology interventions
- apply positive psychology principles to professional and/or social challenges
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