The aim of this unit is to introduce the concept of positive psychology into leadership practices and principles. The unit has been designed to encourage you to critically explore the theories, constructs and models within positive psychology, and how they can be integrated into the workplace environment. As a relatively new area of academic inquiry and application, but one with a significant evidence base, this filed is concerned with what works in creating a flourishing work environment rather than focusing on organizational deficits. On completing this unit, you will be expected to be familiar with positive psychology concepts, be able to discuss these concepts critically, and be able to review the potential of positive psychology principles in terms of your own working relationships and leadership practice. Having said that, this unit will not be teaching you how to become positive psychology practitioners per se, but you will have the potential to draw on a positive psychology perspective in your approach to your work either as an employee or a leader in the health and human service context.
|Unit name||Positive Psychology in Leadership|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Elaine Hart|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the underlying principles and evidence base of positive psychology and its relevance in workplace and organisational settings.
- Analyse and apply positive psychology principles in the workplace and to your role as a leader and team member.
- Critically analyse and problem solve workplace challenges using positive psychology principles/strategies to maintain a healthy and vibrant workplace culture.
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Individual Study 8 hours weekly; Independent Learning 2 hours weekly.
|Assessment||Critical essay (20%)|Assignment (40%)|Discussion board participation (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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