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PSYC12-202: Positive Well-Being


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

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

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. 7. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of inter-professional learning and practice.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022