This unit will provide an introduction to issues of well-being and health that are the foundation of an improvement of quality of living. A variety of perspectives, from the philosopher’s viewpoint to the psychotherapist’s to the doctor’s, will be discussed and their contributions to the debate compared. An understanding of the role of psychotherapy will be vital in coming to some conclusions about the best way to promote health and well-being. A range of current research data will be considered and you will gain familiarity with different levels of intervention in mental health issues.
The philosopher’s view-point; The health economist’s view-point; The psychologist’s view-point; The doctor’s view-point; The spiritual view-point; The psychotherapist’s view-point; Emotional and relationship factors determining health; Psychotherapy as a means of increasing health and well-being; A well-lived life.
STRACK, Fritz and Michael ARGYLE. Subjective Well-Being: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1991. 291 pp. ISBN 0080372643. info
The course is included into virtual learning environment established in international university community. 30 contributions on Discussion Forum, compulsory presence on the chat (online), and final essay are needed.
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The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: E-learning.