POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

PHE2PSP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will explore the science and application of positive psychology through experiential learning strategies. Key theories and models covering a broad range of positive psychology topics will be discussed. Topics include: character strengths, mindfulness, positive emotions, flow, positive relationships, meaning, goals, accomplishment, hope and optimism, growth mindset, grit and resilience. You will investigate a range of positive psychological interventions by applying them to your own lives. You will also be required to complete measures of wellbeing to gain enhanced self-awareness of your own strengths. You will learn to critically analyse and synthesise evidence-based literature in order to ascertain the contexts in which positive psychological interventions have been shown to be effective. You will complete this subject having set goals that are designed around your strengths and best possible self.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPam Draganovic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents who have successfully completed first year psychology subjects may be eligible to undertake this subject on approval from the subject coordinator

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Activities for teaching positive psychology: A guide for instructors.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorFroh, J., & Parks, A.

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAmerican Psychological Association

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply key positive psychology theories and models to real world situations
02. Analyse positive psychology literature through a critical lens to ascertain the effectiveness of positive psychological interventions
03. Evaluate findings from the academic literature and consider its application to your personal experiences of implementing behaviour change
04. Apply positive psychology principles to promote flourishing in your own life and others

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJo Spong

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One written assignment (1,500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
20 minute group oral presentation (500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4
One 2 hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul O'Halloran

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One written assignment (1,500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
20 minute group oral presentation (500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO4
One 2 hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2