BESC1051 Positive Psychology

Bachelor Course Unit

Level: 100

Credit points: 6

Prerequisites: none

Mode of Study: On Campus and Online Delivery


Unit Description

This unit introduces students to the principles of positive psychology. Students will learn how positive psychology emerged as a study of what makes people happy and well. It will cover the concept and measurement of signature strengths; and explores determinants of well-being such as optimism, resilience, and self-efficacy. It will assist students to develop an in-depth understanding of the range of positive psychology interventions to strengthen optimism, resilience and self-esteem. Students will gain an understanding of how positive psychology is implicated beyond the individual to communities and institutions.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to: 

  • Critically evaluate the theories, techniques and evidence-base of positive psychology;

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the range of positive psychology interventions to strengthen optimism, resilience and self-esteem;

  • Actively apply positive psychology techniques to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, groups, workplaces, communities and institutions;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of key theories and techniques in positive psychology in the human services context.

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 9 hours per week.

Assignment summary

Please refer to the document available here.

Textbook 

The required text book for this unit  can be found by viewing the School of Counselling textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link: http://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/order-course-materials-and-text-books/

Academic misconduct

Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. Please refer tohttp://currentstudents.acap.edu.au/assets/Managing-My-Course/A-Z-Policies/Academic-Misconduct-Policy.pdf for full details of the Academic Misconduct Policy.

Disclaimer

Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing. Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.