The School of Positive Psychology

Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology

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Why do people behave in certain ways? What is going on in everyone’s mind? Why are some people happier than others? What influences our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours? Am I the same person when I’m alone or in a group?

The Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology introduces students to the study of the human mind and behaviour in individuals and groups. Students will consider how aspects of their biology, ways of thinking, social environment, relationships and social identity combine to make us who we are.

The course explores the development and applications of positive psychology as a paradigm shift in the field of psychology. Positive psychology places emphasis on subjective human experiences such as happiness and wellbeing, positive personality traits and their influence in the group and community.

Students will be introduced to a wide range of psychological approaches, looking into areas such as learning, memory, emotions, and identity. Apart from learning psychological theories, students will also be taught practical applications by being exposed to the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

This programme will give students a head start in pursuing further studies and by adding to their existing qualifications and experience by being able to apply psychological, counselling and positive psychology principles to individual, social and organisational matters.

Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:50

What You Will Learn

Students will gain an insight into the history of the field of psychology, explore major theories and research of prominent psychologists and researchers. 

Students will learn biological factors that influence the individual, explore the brain and cognitive abilities that aid in sensation and perception and the various ways in which we learn. You will learn what is intelligence and the various psychometric tests available to test intelligence. 

Students will learn various personality theories and personality tests. In psychotherapy, students will learn the fundamental theories and skills of counselling. They will be introduced to the various components of counselling such as questioning and responding skills. Students will understand the professionalism and ethical principles of being a therapist and learn the fundamentals of mental illness.

Course Modules

Entry Requirement

English language requirement

Course Assessment

Assignments, role-plays, presentations, discussions, examination

Course Duration

12 months, part time (Intakes in Jan / Apr / Jul / Oct)

Course Fee

SGD 11,532.20 w/GST 


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