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 SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.5
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

PSYC20044 Applied Positive Psychology Project A

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2024

Term 2 - 2024 Profile

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 50.00% 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 (evaluations and email).
Students felt that they were supported by their research project supervisors.
Students will continue to work with at least one project supervisor with oversight from the Unit Coordinator.
Action Taken
Students continued to work with at least one project supervisor with oversight from the Unit Coordinator.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Some students would like more interaction with fellow students in live workshops.
The teaching team will implement activities to increase student interaction in live workshops, such as more group activities and discussions.
Action Taken
More group activities and discussions were implemented during live workshops. The Unit Coordinator also included students in a series of group emails to encourage student interaction.
Source: Student feedback (email).
Students found the series of workshops practical and aligned well with key tasks completed during the term.
Maintain the practical focus and timing of the workshops.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Students appreciated the statistics content, but would have preferred some earlier exposure to the statistics videos and a chance to practice with existing data prior to beginning their own analyses.
Students will receive access to statistics content earlier in the term, including some practice data sets.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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