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PSY4065 Positive Psychology: Theory and Application

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Psychology


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BPSH


The aim of this course is to develop students critical understanding of, and competence in applying, the fundamental principles of Positive Psychology across selected contexts. The theoretical component of the course provides students with an historical overview of theories informing this approach including humanistic theories through to emerging theories of resilience, optimism and human flourishing, along with recent research on neuropsychology and brain plasticity. Students will review empirical evidence to critically evaluate these theories as well as the strengths and limitations of assessment instruments and evidence-based interventions and their relevance for 21st century Australian society. This course also includes a practical component which provides students with supervised experiences in positive psychological assessment, designing and delivering positive psychological interventions with selected clients, and evaluating outcomes with individual and groups.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Springfield