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

University of Pennsylvania via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Psychology
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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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.

Taught by

Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.

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Cheryl P
5.0 9 months ago
by Cheryl completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
If you want to know about a subject go to the top person in the field. Marty Seligman's class is what you are looking for if you want to know more about how positive psychology can help you and others you know right now. It's filled with practical application and is allows people to help themselves. He introduces the concept of PERMA for good mental health and points to proven elevated mental states such as flow.

He gives you some tools to assess where you are on the psychological health scale and gives exercises, theories, and a ground-breaking reframe of Chris Peterson's chart of character virtues. The class not only sheds light on mental illness in a new and compassionate light. However, it is focused on generating good mental health for people in the moment. It gets an A on where the focus should be!

I highly recommend this class. Times flies. Very interesting.
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