Psychology of Positive Living


What is the course about?

GDAR1876/GDSS1876 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 behaviors, 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.

The course is composed of 2 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, with the expertise of the Social Work Department.
Course Code Offering Dept(s)/Unit(s) Area of Learning Units & Hours
GDAR1876 SOWK ARTS (3,3,0)
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IGEThis is an interdisciplinary GE (IGE) course.

  1. One IGE course is listed for more than 1 area of learning. You can decide which area of learning you would like the course to fulfill, by enrolling in the course with the corresponding course code.

Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.