Details for Psychology of Emotion and Wellbeing

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC410
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar



Awards offering Psychology of Emotion and Wellbeing

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Describe the function of emotions, including emotional development, and social and cultural factors;
  2. Distinguish between a range of theoretical approaches to understanding emotions;
  3. Develop the skills to apply theories to personal, ministry and professional contexts;
  4. Critique self-reflective practices regarding emotional management.

Subject Content

  • Understanding the function of emotions and its influence on humans
  • Theories of emotion
  • Consider the developmental aspects of emotions, including attachment theory
  • Examine adaptive and non-adaptive functions and management of emotion;
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Understand emotions in relation to science, culture and society
  • Impact of trauma on emotional development and management
  • Understanding of a broad range of emotions
  • Application of emotion management in relation to well-being across a range of contexts (personal, ministry, professional)

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (e-Learning)
  • Intensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Major Essay (40%)
  • Exam (20%)
  • Critical Reflective Journal with Worksheets (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Niedenthal, P.M. & Ric, F. (2017). Psychology of emotion (2nd ed.). New York: Psychology Press

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any texts.