University of Pennsylvania
Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills
University of Pennsylvania

Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills

This course is part of Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization

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What you'll learn

  • Understand the protective factors that make one resilient

  • Describe thinking traps and how they undercut resilience

  • Make use of non-cognitive strategies that decrease anxiety

  • Create a buffer of positivity that boosts resilience in stressful situations

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, you will learn the definition of resilience and understand the protective factors that make one resilient. You will differentiate between helplessness and mastery orientations, and understand the thinking styles underlying each. You will summarize major outcomes of optimism, and the mediators of those outcomes, as well as assess your own levels of optimism, using a questionnaire. Finally, you will hear about personal and organizational outcomes of optimism, and will be able to apply these concepts to your own life.

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13 videos6 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will learn about thinking traps and how they undercut resilience. You will learn about five common thinking traps and identify which you are prone to, in addition to the effects of those styles of thinking. You will practice Real-Time Resilience, a strategy to challenge non-resilient thinking. Finally, you will hear about personal and organizational outcomes of optimism, and plan how to apply these concepts to your own life.

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8 videos2 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this module, you will learn the definition of catastrophic thinking and identify the effects it has on physiology, attention and contingency planning. You will experiment with several non-cognitive strategies to decrease anxiety, including Deliberate Breathing. You will be introduced to the Broaden and Build theory of positive emotions, and will be able to describe the effects of positive emotions on resilience. Finally, you will relate research and examples of gratitude to your own life and develop a plan for a gratitude practice.

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14 videos4 readings1 quiz1 peer review2 discussion prompts

In this module, you will identify your own character strengths using a well-validated questionnaire. Next, you will describe how to use your character strengths in stressful situations to increase resilience by creating a buffer of positive emotion. Additionally, you will learn the research on active constructive responding, and identify their predominant responding style with important people in their lives. Finally, you will hear examples of inculcating resilience into organizations, and plan how to incorporate resilience strategies into your personal and professional lives.

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9 videos3 readings1 quiz3 discussion prompts

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Karen Reivich, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
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