PS6105 Salutogenic Theories in Psychology II

Focusing on the Empowering Aspects of Human Experience, Creating Evolution! Study the Principles of the most significant theoreticians in the field of psychology under the umbrella of Salutogenesis! Highly contagious! Part II

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 difference. 

Recommended Background

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. 

Suggested Readings

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.

Course Format

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)

Empowerment (Freire)

Coping (Lazarus)

Locus of Control (Rotter)

Wellbeing (Diener)

Ecological System Theory (Bronfenbrenner)

Flourishing (Keyes)

Connectedness (Blum)

Action Competence (Bruun Lensen)

Flow (Chikszenmihalyi) 

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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 my studies?

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 be documented.

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.

in a Nutshell

16 weeks of study 
6-8 hours of work / week 
1st Year, 2nd semester 
3 credits 
English/ Greek
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Part of the 
Professional Higher Education Certificate (PHEC)



10/1/2015 - 12/31/2020


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