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PSYC4730: Applied Positive Psychology

This unit of study teaches the application of positive psychology to coaching in work and personal life contexts. We consider the core principles of positive psychology and how these can be applied in coaching interventions. Topics covered in this unit include; coaching as an applied positive psychology; goals, meaning and well-being; subjective and psychological well-being: happiness; gratitude; the languishing vs. flourishing dichotomy; broaden and build theory; self-concordance; well-being in the workplace; career coaching through the life span; and the use of positive psychology in health coaching. There is emphasis on both theoretical understanding and personal practice. The experiential learning component requires students to evaluate each week's topic in relation to their own personal life experience and to participate in group discussion and coaching practice.

Code PSYC4730
Academic unit Psychology Academic Operations
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of positive psychology generally and its key aims and objectives
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of the theories and techniques of positive psychology
  • LO3. critically evaluate current positive psychology research and its practical applications
  • LO4. construct conceptually coherent eclectic models of applied positive psychology in order to meet specific client needs
  • LO5. apply the taught theories and techniques to a wide range of coaching client issues.