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Foundations of Positive Psychology

$71.00

(5 customer reviews)
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The University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman welcome you to Foundations of Positive Psychology. Our five-course specialization provides you with the key theories and research in the field of positive psychology as well as opportunities for application.

Course topics include

• Positive Psychology: Martin E.P. Seligman’s Visionary Science with Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman

• Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions with Dr. James Pawelski

• Positive Psychology: Character, Grit and Research Methods with Dr. Angela Duckworth & Dr. Claire Robertson-Kraft

• Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills with Dr. Karen Reivich

• Positive Psychology Specialization Project with Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Master strategies and tools that enable individuals and organizations to thrive.

  • Discover key theories and research in the field of positive psychology as well as opportunities for application.

  • Apply key concepts from Positive Psychology to your personal and professional life.

5 reviews for Foundations of Positive Psychology

  1. ozrenka

    It gives you the basics that you need to understand Positive Psychology concepts, it gives you an opportunity to interact with other learners in forum discussions, it gives you ‘homework’, positive interventions you can practice at home or work, it’s easy to follow, overall it’s an excellent course if you need to be introduced in the field of Positive Psychology.

  2. william h

    Enlightening course about a topic that is well needed. Love the concept that not only is there another side to psychology, but that there are actually tools that we can use on a regular basis that enable and empower us to be happier.

  3. chris l

    The last school I worked at introduced Positive Education over two years ago and the whole process resonated with me in every way. It helped teachers open up themselves, their weaknesses, their strengths and how they would like to improve to better their students. When I came across this course, it was an easy decision and well worth the time. I will continue to practise the work myself. I have introduced it to my children each night through one of the processes that I learned and I would like to pass it onto students and eventually do more training in this area and get a whole school involved, possibly a larger organisation doing it.

  4. alban d w

    Positive psychology is exceedingly important to me, as a psychologist who has worked in a variety of inpatient, residential and outpatient facilities. I understand the importance of helping clients via a focus on what positives she or he has and others positives can beI developed. I’ve run some marathons, and found that I just need to keep on running, no matter how many may pass me in the process. When you run under the 26.2 mile finish line. the rest of the race, being passed, etc.. becomes less important. There is the story of a boy trying to toss a baseball up in the air and hit it with his bat. The boy keeps tossing it up, albeit, missing the ball. Rather than pessimism and failure, he proudly says aloud, “What a great pitcher I am!” My clients often focus on mistakes, failures, other people’s comments about them – including family. I love positive psychology. Could not agree more that the focus must be on our positives. versus trying overcome our shortcomings! That is my focus as a psychologist. Dr. Seligman has developed an extremely important way of looking at things. I also like Behavioral Activation Therapy (not behavior therapy). Rather than focusing on the downside, behavioral activation assigns the client to go do X, Y, Z – of his or her choosing, as long as it is healthy and positive. Example,, a depressed person can focus on being depressed, isolated from other, lack of positive experiences. But the depressed person very often decides to not go to the friends birthday party, and shuts him or herself in their room – all alone. Behavioral Activation – assigns them to go anyway. Being home alone in one’s room make depression worse. going anything (unless it is a mean group of peers, who tend to ridicule him or her – if so — the goal is to find those who are not like that). Yet CBT (a very good therapy) is often shoved to the head of the line. I strongly recommend Behavioral Activation Therapy, which is a key treatment at an inpatient center in Wisconsin. Thank you for your time, in reading this message.

  5. victoria

    This is a really useful course for self-development and for application in daily life and working life. In fact, you can’t do a course like this without improving your approach to life in general. In some sense, it packages the kind of stuff you discover through life lessons. That’s great news if you’re young or worried you’ve been a slow learner in that department. The benefit of doing a course like this is that you can hopefully avoid some unnecessary trauma and learn from the smaller dramas of life instead. I’ve found it useful for re-framing my life experiences and moving the wisdom of maturity along just that little bit further. I still pull myself up, from time to time, for taking unproductive mental routes and actions; but that’s what it is to be human: we learn until the end, every step of the way.

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