Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary Science

Coursera Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary Science

Platform
Coursera
Provider
University of Pennsylvania
Effort
4-6 hours a week
Length
4 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
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.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • Describe why mind and body flourish together
  • Discuss inspiring new developments in the field of Positive Psychology
  • Explain how skills of well-being can be learned and taught
  • Understand the scientific foundations of Positive Psychology
Syllabus
Positive Psychology Introduction by Dr. Martin Seligman
In this module, Dr. Martin Seligman introduces the scientific foundations of positive psychology and key research findings that led to a revolutionary understanding of what makes people flourish. Participants will learn about research-based skills and exercises to increase well-being and begin to practice these skills in their own lives.

The Skills of Well-being Can Be Learned, Taught, and Transformative
In this module, Dr. Martin Seligman shares the great leaps in scientific understanding that created the foundation for a science of well-being at individual, communal, and global
levels.


Being Whole: Mind/Body Flourishing Throughout Life
In this module, Dr. Martin Seligman shares key research questions from the field of Positive Psychology, and the answers turn some conventional assumptions on their head. Are we shaped by the future vs. the past? And what does science tell us about mind/body flourishing? What gets better as we age?

Future Directions in Positive Psychology
In this module, Dr. Martin Seligman discusses some of the most inspiring recent and future developments in the field of Positive Psychology, in particular those that transcend individual experience and have the potential to transform our world.

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Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.
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