At a Glance...
This is the 2nd part of the Module which aims to continue
introducing the students into the concepts and Philosophy of some of the most
significant positive theories of Salutogenic direction. The Student is
supported as he is exploring what could be the content of looking at Life in a
positive, Life Empowering Way. The student will realize the connection between
our focus of attention in the field of our research and studies and the
consequences that this focus may have so that he can consciously make a shift
from a pathogenic way of thinking, researching and acting to the salutogenic
way, thus contributing to the empowerment of people right from the beginning of
their existence. As he will explore more and more principles as formulated
by the pioneers in salutogenic psychology approaches he will be able to
transform his way of looking at life itself. And although, each of the systems
needs a deep study and extensive involvement, the student will have the
opportunity to move from simplistic forms into contents that make a
Successful completion of PS6105 Salutogenic Theories in
Psychology I is a prerequisite. The course will be conducted at the level
expected of Undergraduate Students or Professionals and Executives who can critically
think and reflect. Therefore, for all participants, reading and writing
comfortably in English at the Undergraduate College Level is desirable as well
as a reflective Mind to delve into concepts.
Although the lectures are designed to be self-contained,
students wanting to expand their knowledge even further will be guided to do so
through extensive bibliography. Students are advised to read the required
readings either before or soon after each unit, but in advance of the next unit.
Recommended and supplemental readings can be read any time throughout the
course in the self-study context and this is what will take your understanding
to new heights.
There will be video lectures (60-75 minutes each) each
week. The lectures can be divided into about 4-6 segments, separated by
interactive quiz questions for you to to help you process and understand
the material. In addition, there will be a problem set and a programming
assignment each week and there will be a final exam. You are encouraged to
maintain a personal journal of thoughts, observations and experiences during
the course. For the community work, there will be action learning activities
which will involve you talking to others in your environment. A brief essay is
to be written based on your experience.
The Module will explore the main aspects of the following
systems and theories under the Salutogenic Umbrella. Specifically, this 2nd
part will study the following:
Cultural Capital (Bourdieu)
Social Capital (Putnam)
Locus of Control (Rotter)
Ecological System Theory (Bronfenbrenner)
Action Competence (Bruun Lensen)
What is the miraculous thing about this course?
You will be affected by the most positive spirit.
Will I be able to apply the learning?
Yes, each unit will include reflective exercises and action
learning assignments to help you understand and experiment with the ideas
studies at work or at home in your life. You will learn techniques for
inspiring vision, engaging mindfulness, spreading compassion and being playful
and enthusiastic building your inner understanding and improving your
relationships. After this module, there is no way back to negativity!
Do I have to do community work right from the beginning of
Yes, community work is an integral part of this educational
program. You are expected to offer 4 hours of community work a week, which will
Do I have to do any personal work right from the beginning?
Yes, since this educational program goes very deep, it is
important for you to have your support system and personal work is an integral
part of it. You can choose to work individually or in a group in your area and
it is advisable that you opt for prenatal psychology to be the Psychology
Thought you work with, if this is possible where you live. A session of 2 hours
a week is expected.
What resources will I need for this course?
All you need is an Internet connection and the time to read
and discuss the exciting materials available online.