University of Pennsylvania
Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization
University of Pennsylvania

Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization

Positive Psychology: Well-being for life. Master strategies and tools that enable individuals and organizations to thrive

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Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.
James Pawelski, Ph.D.
Claire Robertson-Kraft, Ph.D.

Instructors: Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.

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  • 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.

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Specialization - 5 course series

What you'll learn

  • Understand the scientific foundations of Positive Psychology

  • Explain how skills of well-being can be learned and taught

  • Describe why mind and body flourish together

  • Discuss inspiring new developments in the field of Positive Psychology

Skills you'll gain

Category: Character Strengths And Virtues
Category: Gratitude
Category: Positive Education
Category: Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions

Course 216 hours4.8 (2,066 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand the Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Interventions

  • Use strategies for classifying character strengths and virtues

  • Choose goals that support your personal well-being

  • Describe why it's important to cultivate a healthy emotional life

Skills you'll gain

Category: Character Strengths And Virtues
Category: goal setting
Category: Positive Psychology
Category: Savoring

Positive Psychology: Character, Grit and Research Methods

Course 323 hours4.4 (1,141 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Assess whether a hypothesis is good based on its characteristics

  • Make use of best practices for research data collection

  • Utilize inferential statistics for data analysis

  • Describe the basics of research methodologies and design

Skills you'll gain

Category: Character Strengths And Virtues
Category: Flourishing
Category: Positive Psychology
Category: Personal Development

Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills

Course 415 hours4.9 (2,095 ratings)

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

Skills you'll gain

Category: Gratitude
Category: Mindfulness
Category: Communication
Category: Positive Psychology
Category: Plan

What you'll learn

  • Identify your five signature strengths

  • Describe the character strengths that promote well-being

  • Craft a positive intervention using a signature strength

  • Share your work by writing a post-intervention assessment

Instructors

Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
2 Courses122,876 learners
James Pawelski, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
1 Course49,187 learners

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