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This subject examines the design, delivery, and evaluation of positive interventions and approaches to fostering wellbeing and other positive outcomes across a range of contexts, such as at home, in the workplace, and in the local community. Nuances of delivery format in each delivery setting will be presented, discussed and critiqued. Ethical issues associated with applying positive interventions relevant to each context will be discussed, drawing upon guidelines from various disciplines. Strategies for evaluating the effectiveness, efficacy, and implementation of interventions and programs will be considered. Through experiential approaches, students will gain clarity on the design and implementation of programs, an appreciation of ethical practice, and understanding of basic evaluation skills.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify positive psychology and wellbeing-related interventions and approaches.
- Illustrate factors that impact the applications of positive interventions and approaches.
- Critically evaluate practices and interventions employed in positive psychology, wellbeing science, and related disciplines.
- Develop ethically sensitive approaches to improve wellbeing across a range of contexts.
- Demonstrate reflective practice regarding learning and professional application of positive approaches.
This subject develops the following generic skills:
- Ability to critically investigate, revise and review new ideas and approaches.
- Effective organisational and planning skills.
- High level communication (oral and written) skills.
- Application of behaviour change methods.
- Ability to gather, interpret, and distinguish relevant supporting scientific evidence and data.
Last updated: 10 February 2024