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Foundations of Positive Psychology ,

Learn how to incorporate resilience interventions into your personal and professional life with Dr. Karen Reivich. In this course, you are exposed to the foundational research in resilience, including protective factors such as mental agility and optimism. Several types of resilience interventions are explored including cognitive strategies; strategies to manage anxiety and increase positive emotions such as gratitude; and a critical relationship enhancement skill. Throughout the course, you will hear examples of individuals using resilience skills in their personal and professional lives. Suggested prerequisites: Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary Science, Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions and Positive Psychology: Character, Grit & Research Methods.
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Rating 4.8 based on 337 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort Four weeks of study, 2-5 hours a week.
Starts Oct 31 (21 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructors Karen Reivich, Karen Reivich, Ph.D.
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Personal Development Psychology

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highly recommend

I highly recommend reading Reivich's book, "The Resilience Factor" which I did after finding out about it from this course.

An excellent course and highly recommend it.

Highly recommend!

I would highly recommend this course to teachers, parents and coaches.

I highly recommend for everyone to take.

I highly recommend this course.

Would highly recommend this course and the certificate specialization.

Highly recommend this to anyone wanting to develop a better awareness of resilience as a skill set to live a more productive, and engaging life.

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

Highly recommend for anyone!

Highly recommend it.

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positive psychology

The material is diverse and covers many of the major practices of Positive Psychology.

I would also like to thank Dr. Seligman for his course too, Positive Psychology, Visionary Science.

Philosophy has been an ongoing interest and I was actually looking for more courses in philosophy and came across the courses of Positive psychology and was curious so I took the first course.

It brought the theories of Positive Psychology to life through various practical examples.

This was my favorite positive psychology course thus far!

Deepened my understanding of resilience and positive psychology and provided practical tips that I can use with coaching clients.

It really was a gift.Robin Ritchings Gutmann I really enjoyed this course that demonstrated how can we practically apply various principles of Positive Psychology when we need them the most in our life.

so we can have a better understanding of what many concepts in positive psychology mean and how to apply in real life.

Took the course since it was part of the Positive Psychology Specialization.

The only reason why it isn't 5/5 is because I wish that the readings on Resilience, Character, Positive Psychology, etc.

My favorite in the positive psychology series offered through Wharton.

Also thanks to all the other great experts of the positive psychology field for sharing their experiences and knowledge.

This MOOC, together with the other 4 MOOC of Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, changed my life.

I'd highly you do this course and its companion course Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary Science.

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personal and professional life

Amazing MOOC, I enjoyed every minute of the lectures and I find everyhing I've learned absolutely useful in my everyday personal and professional life.

I learned very helpful tools to enhance my resilience :-) Excellent course - I really appreciate all the information, suggested readings and practical approaches to apply resilience in my personal and professional life!!

I will apply it in my personal and professional life.

There was some common sense here, but plenty of new data and tools anyone can use in both their personal and professional life.

helpful ideas for personal and professional life to build resilience!

It's useful both for your personal and professional life.

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loved this course

Loved this course.

Very useful pretty nice course and help me deal my anxiety with resilience Loved this course.

I absolutely loved this course and found it very relevant she has an excellent teaching styles makes things easy to understand, made things easy to remember This is a lovely course and it teaches valuable skills.

I loved this course and learned so much tools to increase my resilience.

Learnt a lot of reslience I loved this course!

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my favorite

Dr. Reivich guest lectured in the MAPP program at UPenn when I was a student there, and was among my favorite lecturers.

My favorite of the series.

out of the four courses in the specialization this one was probably my favorite.

My favorite class here so far!

This is my favorite course in this certificate program.

:) My favorite one of the 5 courses - so engaging and interesting!

It was probably my favorite!

Of all the positive psychology courses offered via Coursera, I think this one was my favorite.

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dr. karen reivich

Dr. Karen Reivich was also a wonderful lecturer/professor - highly engaging and clearly a leading expert on the subject.

Resilience skills course is worth a lifetime of benefits , and Dr. Karen Reivich did a very excellent job!

Dr. Karen Reivich and her team are doing an excellent job explaining the concepts and giving personal examples.

This course has been a transforming experience for me - my wholehearted thanks to Dr. Karen Reivich and her team!I found the real-time resilience techniques, and the cognitive approach/trick to managing anxiety in the now, the most most useful.

Dr. Karen Reivich has a very good teaching style.

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easy to follow

I found the content to be very useful and the instructor was easy to follow.

The way she delivered the message lets me very easy to follow.

Very interesting and easy to follow up.

Fnatastic course, really easy to follow the instructor.

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character strengths

The information I learned has already had an impact on the way I am thinking about resilience, the best use of my character strengths, and my being aware and sensitive to practicing Active Constructive Responses.

The groups of factors involved in different sections of the course really pointed out to me some very important and basic analyses and how to resolve them in systematic order by starting with challenging my impulsive thoughts or the five thinking traps, and also the four steps to resolution, plus how to apply my character strengths.

So many ways about leading with setbacks, mind traps, and character Strengths ...

I love learning about optimism, character strengths, thinking traps, ad ACR.

This course not only provides information about concepts such as optimism, resilience, character strengths, etc but it also lets you now about all the great research and studies that have been happening around these topics and also teaches ways in which you can practically apply all these skills in daily life.

Highly enjoyed the course, especially practical exercises, like all about character strengths and mindfulness.

Hunting the good stuff, real time resilience, and using core character strengths effectively are things i have already started working on.

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daily life

Only ET wouldn't get anything from it 'cos he's gone home This course is really interesting and we can apply it in our daily life.

It is very useful information that can be applied to daily life.

I really enjoyed this course and felt that the MOOC leader, Karen Reivich really truly wanted the students to benefits from the course by making practical changes to their daily life based on the course's teaching.

There is substance behind the research but the most useful thing about the class is how practical the information is, and how it can really improve our well-being and happiness in daily life.

I will definitely continue to use the teachings in my daily life.

Social skills are critical for daily life interactions, physical and emotional health, and for nurturing and growth of our most treasured relationships.

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role plays

I liked the role plays and guests interviews.

Found it highly interesting and think the mix of lectures, role plays, real life experience sharing and assignments is very good.

Filled with relevant role plays and acted out examples as well as cameos from other guests, this course is essential learning for anyone serious about happier healthier relationships with themselves and the world.

Excellent course, lot of role plays and practical applications Very useful course in building up resilience.

Karen was great at teaching the resilience skills with role plays, assignments, book references and also inviting guests to comment with their own experiences.

How beautifully through role plays , lecture and aricles the concept of developing resilence skills was made so clear in minds .

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highly recommended

Highly recommended.

Highly recommended for the people who wanna improve resilience skill with simple tools Highly informative and fascinating class!

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teaching style

But Dr. Reivich's teaching style is so engaging and the content so wonderfully presented, I ended up watching every single lecture (and hoping that my own teaching is anywhere near as good!).

I enjoyed the faculty teaching style, authenticity, and clarity of ideas.

The professor has a good speaking and teaching style which keeps me interested.

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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 4.8 based on 337 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort Four weeks of study, 2-5 hours a week.
Starts Oct 31 (21 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructors Karen Reivich, Karen Reivich, 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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