Positive Individuals, Organisations and Communities

Positive Individuals, Organisations and Communities

Explore the issues relating to the emerging field of positive psychology, with a focus on the relationship between wellbeing, pro-social behaviour and peak performance at individual, group and community levels.

For more information contact track coordinator: Dr Gavin Slemp gavin.slemp@unimelb.edu.au

Wellbeing, Motivation and Performance Summer semesterSem 1 Level 1

Availability: Summer semester, semester 1
Contact hours: 2 hour lecture plus 1 hour tutorial per week
Level: 1

Explore the science of the factors that enable individuals to operate at the peak of their potential, including how to participate in more engaging activities, live healthier, be more resilient, have more satisfying relationships, and lead more productive and fulfilling lives.

You will explore teachable skills and pathways for cultivating wellbeing, apply evaluated interventions to increase your own wellbeing and of those around you, and be exposed to a variety of disciplines including psychology, social science, education, philosophy, sports science, sociology, and organisational science.

For more information see the Handbook.

Performance, Potential and Development Sem 2 Level 1

Availability: Semester 2
Contact hours: 36 hours
Level: 1

Explore the theory and evidence relating to high performance and optimal functioning across a variety of contexts, drawing on the academic literature and real-life experiences.

You will apply evidence-based performance interventions to your personal life and to others, evaluate their effectiveness and identify ways to increase your performance and potential.

For more information see the Handbook.

Positive Communities and Organisations Sem 2 Level 2

Availability: Semester 2
Contact hours: 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorial per week
Level: 2

Investigate how theories of wellbeing, ethics and virtues are being applied to education settings, workplaces and communities.

You will explore the relationship between wellbeing and performance in settings like schools, business and societies, considering leading theories of flourishing and trends in wellbeing policy, and discover how wellbeing insights can be applied to a local school, organisation or community setting.

For more information see the Handbook.