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Foundations of Positive Psychology ,

Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman—renowned worldwide as the “father of Positive Psychology”—has led visionary leaps in the scientific research, empirical data and personal understandings of human flourishing. This course explores the past, present and future of positive psychology as a journey through the key scientific leaps led by Dr. Seligman and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center and Master of Applied Positive Psychology program. There are no prerequisites.
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Rating 4.8 based on 926 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
Starts Jul 3 (51 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructor Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Personal Development Psychology

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Perhaps that might be attributed to my age, 76, and the fact, it was my first online study experience.I'm looking forward to the remaining courses in this Positive Psychology curriculum.Many thanks!!

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Look forward to learn further and moreMartin Saligman - personal deep thank you for what you started doing.

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But the VIA survey and the Positive Journalism (I prefer the term Constructive Journalism) was ok for me.

The lectures were interesting and varied, and it was great to have guest appearances from researchers in diverse areas of the discipline, from constructive journalism to the impact of big data.

This course did a nice job covering the growth and development of Positive Psychology as a science, some of the key models and components, as well as some of the current research that is moving this science to how it can impact not only individuals but communities as well through public health research, constructive journalism, and positive education interventions.

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I hope Dr. Seligman and his team could further improve the maturity of Positive Psychology, and make it easier for both professionals and parents to use.

Thanks to Marty and his team!

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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 926 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
Starts Jul 3 (51 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Instructor Martin E.P. Seligman, 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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