Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

School

Psychology School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Tutorial hours

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Assignment, practical skills & final examination

Course coordinator

Dr Paul Harnett

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Traditionally applied psychological research has focused on understanding the causes of psychopathology & the evaluation of therapies aimed at alleviating psychological distress. In more recent times attention has broadened to consider psychological well being as an important focus for applied psychologists. The field of positive psychology acknowledges that people maybe be "languishing" but not suffering from traditional mental disorders such as anxiety or depression. Importantly, this focus on positivity has attempted to identify a wide range of character strengths and virtues that promote creativity, cognitive flexibility, a sense of purpose or more generally promotes "flourishing". This course will explore both the theory & practice of positive psychology.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile