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PSYC12-202: Positive Well-Being

Description

This subject introduces positive psychology principles and concepts and how they are related to wellbeing.  It examines happiness in life (with emphasis on pleasure, engagement, and meaning), the strengths and 'virtues'  related to positive life outcomes, and how we can develop and strengthen these qualities. The positive psychology principles include mindfulness, hope, resilience, optimism and efficacy in different life contexts. The subject also provides students with skills and knowledge in self-assessments, the use of relevant scales, and self-development practice to build the strengths and qualities related to positive life outcomes.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: PSYC12-202
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Psychology, Criminology, and Social Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Comprehend and apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge of psychology, with depth of understanding of underlying principles, theories and concepts in the discipline, using a scientific approach. 2. Apply knowledge and skills of psychology in a manner that is reflexive, culturally appropriate and sensitive to the diversity of individuals. 3. Analyse and critique theory and research in the discipline of psychology and communicate these in written and oral formats. 4. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate values and ethics in psychology. 5. Demonstrate interpersonal skills and teamwork. 6. Demonstrate self-directed pursuit of scholarly inquiry in psychology.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
    Semester start: 16/05/2022
    Subject start: 16/05/2022
    Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
    Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
    Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
    Teaching census: 10/06/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
Semester start: 16/05/2022
Subject start: 16/05/2022
Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
Teaching census: 10/06/2022