Assessment of positive psychology interventions
In Assessment 1,
you will choose an applied real-world setting – for example, the workplace,
older persons’ residential care, a school – and choose and detail the implementation
of two positive psychology interventions, for example, gratitude practice,
increasing self-compassion, in that setting. You will examine contextual
factors involved in implementing the interventions and ways to measure and
document change in participants and the setting in which the intervention is
• What is the
evidence to support the efficacy of the two chosen interventions?
• Why are these
interventions a good fit for your target audience and setting?
• What would you
be aiming for in terms of outcomes by introducing the
• How would you
administer the interventions?
• Are there any
practical issues you need to consider when implementing the
your chosen setting?
• What specific
scales (quantitative approach) or evaluation (qualitative
you implement to determine whether positive changes have
count: 2500 words (+/- 10%).
This word limit
includes in-text citations but excludes any reference section. Meeting the word
count is included as a part of the marking criteria in your marking rubric on
Moodle. See the Psychology Word Count Information document on Moodle for a
rationale for using this type of word limit restriction. Further task details
are available on the unit Moodle site.
You will be
• The rationale
for, and relevance of, the chosen interventions
• Formulation of
how the positive psychology interventions would be
the chosen applied setting
• Rationale for
your choice of the specific scales or evaluation approach to
• Quality of
your written communication, including correct APA referencing and
criteria and the marking rubric are available under the Assessment
section of the
Moodle page. Your assessment piece is graded using the Marking
Rubric, and so
it is important that you refer to the rubric as you prepare your