Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours (3 x 8 hour workshop days) |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Student Equity and Disability Support Team: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Lindsay Oades
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
This subject introduces the science of positive psychology. Key concepts of positive psychology and well-being will be introduced. The theories will include hope theory, strengths theory self-determination theory, well-being theory, and broaden and build theory. Key concepts covered include optimism, gratitude, strengths, flow, meaning in life and well-being itself. Important research evidence from studies related to well-being and what impacts on well-being will be explored. Key ways to measure well-being and positive psychology constructs will be introduced. Using experiential learning cycles, students will be supported to make sense of this theory and evidence in using their work contexts and personal lives as opportunities for learning.
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to;
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Boniwell, I. (2008). Positive Psychology in a Nutshell, PWBC Publishing.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Graduates should develop the following generic skills:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/courses|
Professional Certificate in Positive Psychology |
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