SOWK1017 Psychology of Positive Living (3 units)
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The course is intended to introduce students basic concepts and knowledge of psychology of positive living. It is concerned with the scientific study of different aspect of human functioning including behaviours, thoughts, emotions, learning and personality as well as factors that enable individuals to flourish and achieve positive living, with an aim to promoting students’ self-understanding, knowledge and potentials in positive emotions, resilience, creativity and character strengths.
This course is based on the principle that people want to live happily and with an intention to make the world a better place to live. The course is composed of two parts: (1) introduction of basic concepts and knowledge of psychological study on human functioning; and (2) introduction of the key concepts and knowledge of positive psychology. This course brings together key significant components of psychology of positive living, including: positive emotions, resilience, creativity, character strengths and well-being, through the joint expertise of the Social Work Department and Counselling and Development Centre, Office of Student Affairs.
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