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Critical Approaches to Positive Psychology


Tuesday 23 April - Tuesday 02 July 2024, 6pm-9pm

11 sessions - Check class timetable


Positive psychology focuses on those aspects of human behaviour and experience that represent optimal functioning and positive emotions.

On this Critical Approaches to Positive Psychology short course we cover topics including:

  • happiness and its causes
  • the psychology of flow
  • hope and optimism
  • positive self-esteem
  • self-efficacy.

We also examine applications of positive psychology to mental health, business and education.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

15 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.