PSYC20045 - Applied Positive Psychology Project B

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Applied Positive Psychology Project B is the second of two integrated units. In these units, you will plan, design and undertake a research project - either a systematic review (Option 1) or research study (Option 2) - in a positive psychology/wellbeing and/or resilience-related field. Stage 2 of the process will occur in this unit and involves undertaking, under the supervision of a qualified Academic supervisor, the systematic review or research study that you developed in Stage 1 (PSYC20044: Applied Positive Psychology Project A) of the two integrated units. In this unit, you will either: • Conduct your systematic review (Option 1) or • Implement your research study (Option 2), which will involve either collecting and assessing new quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods data, or utilising an existing dataset. At the completion of your project, you will submit your systematic review or research study in journal article format.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 24
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.5
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

PSYC20044 Applied Positive Psychology Project A

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

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Attendance Requirements

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 24-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 50 hours of study per week, making a total of 600 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 100%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback (email).
Students were pleased with the flexibility of tasks and ability to work autonomously, but with oversight from supervisors and Unit Coordinator when needed.
Students will continue to be encouraged to work autonomously with oversight and support from their project supervisor and the Unit Coordinator.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback (email).
Students indicated that they would like refresher material on research principles and design.
The course team will source and develop additional materials on research principles and design. The course team are also investigating whether the inclusion of a required textbook would benefit students as they prepare their research proposal and design a study.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply research knowledge and skills applicable to working as a positive psychology practitioner and researcher
  2. Competently apply a qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method design or review approach to conducting and evaluating a research project
  3. Apply high-level written communication and research skills to produce a systematic review or research study written report.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment