PSYC 602

Advanced Social Psychology of Wellbeing

Course overview

You’ll carry out an advanced investigation of accounts, theories and concepts of social psychological wellbeing and their application within a range of social, cultural and environmental contexts.

Course information

Available semesters Semester 2 2024
Credits 20
Domestic fees $1,394.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Explain in detail the interconnections between aspects and dimensions of the social psychology of wellbeing.
  2. Provide an account of the evolutionary and developmental contexts of human wellbeing.
  3. Analyse, evaluate and synthesise different leading accounts of wellbeing in current psychological perspectives.
  4. Compare, contrast and integrate perspectives on and theories of wellbeing.
  5. Apply theories of the social psychology of wellbeing in a considered and insightful way to specific issues of significance at local, national and global levels and evaluate their usefulness and appropriateness.
  6. Present and communicate complex issues in group situations.
  7. Think critically and synthesise empirical, theoretical and conceptual findings

Course examiners

Kevin Moore

Professor Kevin Moore


Faculty of Environment, Society and Design