Social Psychology of Wellbeing
You’ll explore theoretical understandings and concepts of well-being from a range of social scientific perspectives.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 2 2023|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Develop a robust, multidimensional definition and account of wellbeing.
- Explain and critically discuss the various dimensions of the social psychology of wellbeing (e.g., biological, emotional, cognitive, social, cultural).
- Provide an account of the evolutionary and developmental contexts of human wellbeing.
- Identify and explain links between human wellbeing and human performance and capabilities (e.g., creativity, intellectual and physical performance).
- Provide an informed account of contemporary social movements and trends that relate to wellbeing (e.g., work-life balance; downshifting; slow movement).
- Think critically about the research findings on the social psychology of wellbeing, including human happiness (e.g., so-called ‘positive psychology’, life satisfaction, quality of life measures, etc.).
- Discuss the relationship between the social psychology of wellbeing and physical activity and health.
- Critically interpret the link between research on the social psychology of wellbeing and social policy and intervention strategies.
Professor Kevin Moore
Faculty of Environment, Society and Design[email protected]