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Foundations of Positive Psychology ,

Positive interventions are one of the building blocks for the application of positive psychology in our day-to-day lives. In this course taught by Dr. James Pawelski, we explore positive interventions through theory, research and practice. We provide learners the basic tools for using and measuring positive psychology in professional or personal contexts. Suggested prerequisite: Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary Science.
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Rating 4.7 based on 312 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort Four weeks of study, 4-6 hours a week
Starts Jun 28 (12 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructor James Pawelski, Ph.D.
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Personal Development Psychology

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positive psychology

This course increased my love for positive psychology.

Positive psychology is about as scientific as Scientology.

very good course for using positive psychology to have a better life.

This course allowed me to put Positive Psychology into practice in my own life.

I loved learning how to apply my understanding of positive psychology in a useful way.

It is recommended not only to the lovers of positive psychology, but everyone :) Everyone should have this information - it should be taught in every school at every grade level.

I want to recall that thanks this course I have made many reflections and personal work that's going to be very useful for me.I will continue with the learning and promotion of my wellbeing by doing the rest of Foundations of Positive Psychology courses, and applying the techniques and knowledge in the personal and professional plan that I'm working on, and of course savouring my accomplishments!

Very hands on applications of positive psychology!

I learnt a lot especially when you link the literature and existing research that supports or disputes the findings of positive psychology.

I enjoyed the lectures and resources and was managing to learn about positive psychology from the main man himself.

It was astounding to see how positive psychology has been adopted in various fields.

I really enjoyed every minute of it, and it consolidated much of what I'd learned in previous Positive Psychology courses.

I am completely in awe of Positive Psychology and I am so full of gratitude for the opportunity to access to this information via Coursera.

Great course with James Pawelski, with incredible amount of learnings, concepts and examples of Positive Psychology applications.

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highly recommend

Would highly recommend!

highly recommend James Pawelski is great!

Highly recommend this course!!!

Highly recommend!

I highly recommend it.

Highly recommend to everyone!

Can read them to gain in-depth knowledge.Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in PosPsy!!

I highly recommend!

A course that I highly recommend for everyone who wants to be happy (or happier) in life.

Highly recommended.

I highly recommend it to everyone regardless whether you are interested or not in psychology.

I highly recommend this course for personal and professional purposes.

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enjoyed this course

Really enjoyed this course - it's changed my whole way of looking at things!

I absolutely enjoyed this course.

I enjoyed thIs course very much.

I enjoyed this course a lot but some of the content felt a bit repetitive (because it's mentioned in other courses in this specialization and because I'd already read some of the books mentioned).

Thoroughly enjoyed this course!

Really enjoyed this course because it flowed well from one idea to the next and was highly practical.

Really enjoyed this course and how it was set up!

Have good story and sample of Application & intervention to use psychology in life I thoroughly enjoyed this course.

I really enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone wanting to explore how positive psychology can be a tool to promote greater personal well-being.

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james pawelski

Also several times James Pawelski narrated personal stories and examples which were illuminating but also most of the times something i couldn't relate to and hence couldn't understand some concepts.

James Pawelski is really engaging and the material and pace is excellent.

James Pawelski was super to watch.

Excelente curso dictado por el Dr. James Pawelski, me siento satisfecha por el aprendizaje adquirido a lo largo de estas cuatro semanas.

James Pawelski is oddly mesmerizing .

I liked every part of it, the way it was explained and guided to carry out exercises is really commendable Professor James Pawelski is very good on psychology and philosophy.

very informative and with many exercises to do Experiencia de valor incalculableSi estas buscando, encontrarásSi esta explorando, te sorprenderásUn proceso para disfrutarGracias, James Pawelski I have really learnt a lot after this course.

James Pawelski came across as a true humanist at heart who happens to be a philosopher and psychologist by training.

First of all I´d like to thank very much Dr James Pawelski to accept me as a student of this incredible course.

Dr. James Pawelski did a great job in this course!

Also, the assignment instructions weren't specific enough.On the other hand, the interventions were useful and I liked the way James Pawelski presented his ideas.

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so much

I had signed up for the course out of curiosity and with my professional background in mind (I am working in Organizational Development), but this course actually gave me so much more on a personal level!

Thank you so much Great learning Graphics would have helped those of us who are visual spatial learners.

Fantastic, I've learnt so much.

Incredibly cool course - learned so much that I can use as a nurse, health and wellness coach, and a professor.

Lots of useful life skills were shared along with the reasons for their being so I've learned so much through this course.

The antique and glitchy Coursera platform does you no favors.I was disappointed to see so much Seligman worship.

I enjoyed every minute - I learned so much!

I got so much from this course for my business and also personally.

Like Dr. Seligman, his countenance exudes so much positivity!

However, it was difficult to do some of the assignments because so much depended on working with others on the assignments.

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goal setting

I've learn so many new things about having a more positive view of the world, on goal setting and savoring good things in my life.

The Goal Setting session has been changing in how I approach my business!

Great content, although left me hungering for a bit more explanation or links to access more information - for example a guide to interpreting the Hope Scale I benefitted greatly particularly with insights into goal setting from numerous academics with a variety of structures and a deepened understanding of the concept of Flow.

What I really liked about this module was exploring strengths and then goal setting using different models.

Savoring positive experiences, Goal setting, Character Strengths, effective skills for furthering a healthy emotional life Loved the practical ways of applying the teachings of positive psychology.

Good concepts on Goal setting, red cape and green cape theories, WOOP and more.

This course is valuable for its clear explanations of tools for goal setting and using character strengths to develop emotional intelligence.

good knowledge to understand about positive emotions, strength and goal setting.

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very informative

Great cousre very informative and the assignments allow me to discover something new about myself and,presents challenges for me to answer some because it causes me to think,reflect and fiqure out dig deep into my life and answer assignments truthfully.

This class was very informative.

Amazing Really very informative and interesting.

This course is very informative.

Excellent class with some truly useful skills Thank you, very informative!

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positive interventions

It was a great great course in order to learn how to apply positive interventions in my life!

Very interesting interventions and clear explanation a Wonderful course that inspires and motivates to go deeper into Positive Psychology, also raises the importance of positive interventions.

Great course that offered insights and tons of practicle applications for positive interventions.

I´m searching ways to create changes in my city and country with Positive Interventions.

Excellent action-based Positive Psychology course for those who desire to implement positive interventions.

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own life

Very applicable to my own life and already incorporating in service of others.

It gave me so many tools to apply and utilize in my own life and in my work with seniors in affordable housing.

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Adjunct Professor, Graduate Psychology $47k

Positive Pay Specialist $48k

Research Professor, School of Psychology $50k

Chair, Psychology Department $53k

Assistant Professor of Psychology 2 $56k

Professor of Psychology; department chair $59k

Program Administrator, Positive Health Mnagement $62k

Professor of Psychology and Chair of Psychology Department $67k

Adjunct Lecturer in Psychology $73k

Dean of Faculty; Professor of Psychology $93k

Assistant Commonwealth Professor of Psychology $99k

Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology $131k

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Rating 4.7 based on 312 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort Four weeks of study, 4-6 hours a week
Starts Jun 28 (12 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructor James Pawelski, Ph.D.
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Personal Development Psychology

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