POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

PHE2PSP

2021

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 ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Learning resources

Positive psychology in a nutshell: The science of happiness.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorIlona Boniwell

Year2012

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PublisherOpen University Press

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

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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, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Moore

Class requirements

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

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One written assignment (1,500-words equiv). This Assessment is composed of two parts: PART ONE (15%); PART TWO (25%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

15 minute group oral presentation & peer review (750-words equiv)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO4

One 90 minute multiple choice examination (2,000-words equivalent).

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Moore

Class requirements

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

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours 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 equiv). This Assessment is composed of two parts: PART ONE (15%); PART TWO (25%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

15 minute group oral presentation & peer review (750-words equiv)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO4

One 90 minute multiple choice examination (2,000-words equivalent).

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Moore

Class requirements

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

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One written assignment (1,500-words equiv). This Assessment is composed of two parts: PART ONE (15%); PART TWO (25%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

15 minute group oral presentation & peer review (750-words equiv)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO4

One 90 minute multiple choice examination (2,000-words equivalent).

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2