Applying the tools of positive psychology for personal and professional development

Module code: 5WSEL020W
Credit Level: 5
Credit value: 20
Semester: 2
Available to: Students in all faculties, however some courses already include cross-disciplinary modules and are structured to offer opportunities to expand professional skills. Students on these courses are unable to choose Westminster Plus Electives – check the list of courses

Please note: elective modules are subject to availability.

This module will demonstrate how utilising the transformative and empowering tools of positive psychology can enhance professional well-being and contribute to personal and professional success. The identification and assessment of strengths, perceived as the foundation for personal development and performance management, will be explored, as well as a successful alignment of strengths with personal goals and their attainment. This will be complemented by an investigation of the importance of happiness (or positive well-being) in all areas of life.

Theoretical perspectives on ‘flow’ and ‘engagement’ will also be examined and techniques of coaching psychology for enhancing positivity will be practised.

This module is ideal for those students who want to develop positive strategies of resilience, innovation and creativity to achieve success. Students will engage with different perspectives of positive organisational behaviour, especially as they relate to developing strategies for success within a workplace environment.

What’s the advantage?

This module is great if you are interested in:

  • Gaining experience of thinking about the tools for managing your performance in a business, work environment and/or organisational setting;
  • Developing an understanding of the importance of well-being and positive psychology for personal and professional development;
  • Stretching yourself to think practically about your own work goals and professional development.