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Skills you will gain

GratitudeKindnessMeditationPositive Psychology

Learner Career Outcomes

40%

started a new career after completing these courses

30%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 9 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Positive Emotions: The Tiny Engines of Positive Psychology

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 51 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Upward Spirals9m
Ten Positive Emotions17m
The Broaden-and-Build Theory9m
3 readings
Fredrickson (2003) American Scientist10m
(Optional) Experiential Activity: Build a Positivity Portfolio10m
(Optional) Scholarly References and Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

The Mindscapes and Outcomes of Positivity

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Built Resources9m
Resilience14m
Positivity & Entrepreneurship: An interview with Dr. Debby Stroman8m
3 readings
The Science of Happiness10m
(Optional) Experiential Activity: Use Your Positivity Portfolio to Reverse a Downward Spiral10m
(Optional) Scholarly References and Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

The Delicate Art of Pursuing Happiness

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Prioritizing Positivity15m
Positivity and Policy: An interview with Darren Coppin11m
3 readings
Positivity Self Test10m
(Optional) Experiential Activity: Take the Positivity Self-Test Challenge10m
(Optional) Scholarly References and Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz10m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Positivity Resonance and Loving-Kindness

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 80 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Positivity Resonance15m
Loving-Kindness Introduced10m
Loving-Kindness Practiced12m
Investigating Positivity Resonance: An Interview with Brett Major9m
Loving-Kindness Meditation15m
3 readings
The One You're With10m
(Optional) Experiential Activity: Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation10m
(Optional) Scholarly References and Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz10m

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