Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions

4.8
560 ratings
145 reviews

Course 2 of 5 in the Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization

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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Beginner Level

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Clock

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Recommandé : Four weeks of study, 4-6 hours a week
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English

Sous-titres : English

Ce que vous allez apprendre

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    Choose goals that support your personal well-being
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    Describe why it's important to cultivate a healthy emotional life
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    Understand the Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Interventions
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    Use strategies for classifying character strengths and virtues
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Beginner Level

Niveau débutant

Clock

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Recommandé : Four weeks of study, 4-6 hours a week
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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4 hours to complete

Introducing the Course and Exploring Positive Emotions

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Reading
11 videos (Total 77 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video11 videos
1.1 Assignment1m
1.2 A Thought Experiment10m
1.3 Introduction to the Course7m
1.3 Assignment0m
1.4 Theoretical Introduction16m
1.4 Assignment1m
1.5 Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Interventions8m
1.5 Assignment1m
1.6 Cultivating Positive Emotions18m
1.6 Assignment1m
Reading2 readings
Pre-Test10m
Biography of Dr. James Pawelski10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 16m
Module 1 Quiz12m

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Section
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4 hours to complete

Understanding and Cultivating a Healthy Emotional Life

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Reading
12 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video12 videos
2.1 Assignment1m
2.2 Are Positive Emotions Always Positive?12m
2.2 Assignment1m
2.3 Emotional Intelligence11m
2.3 Assignment0m
2.4 Savoring, Part 111m
2.4 Assignment1m
2.5 Savoring, Part 26m
2.5 Assignment0m
2.6 Savoring, Part 39m
2.6 Assignment0m
Reading1 readings
Upcoming book: Happy Together10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 28m
Module 2 Quiz10m

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Section
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4 hours to complete

Identifying and Using Character Strengths

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Reading
12 videos (Total 65 min), 3 quizzes
Video12 videos
3.1 Assignment0m
3.2 VIA Classifications of Character Strengths and Virtues8m
3.2 Assignment0m
3.3 Signature Strengths7m
3.3 Assignment2m
3.4 Using Signature Strengths8m
3.4 Assignment0m
3.5 Strengths at Work, Home, and Play7m
3.5 Assignment0m
3.6 Strengths in Romantic Relationships15m
3.6 Assignments2m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 36m
Module 3 Quiz10m

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Section
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4 hours to complete

Setting and Achieving Goals

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Reading
12 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video12 videos
4.1 Assignment0m
4.2 Choosing Life Goals9m
4.2 Assignment0m
4.3 Choosing Goals to Support Well-Being9m
4.3 Assignment0m
4.4 Following Through on the Goals We Choose12m
4.4 Assignment1m
4.5 Flow8m
4.5 Assignment1m
4.6 Review and Conclusion2m
4.6 Assignment1m
Reading2 readings
Participate in the World Well-Being Project (optional)10m
World Well-Being Post-Test (optional)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 46m
Module 4 Quiz10m
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Top Reviews

By MKSep 7th 2017

I absolutely enjoyed this course. I can use all I have learned in my personal life as well as in my profession. I particularly enjoyed learning about the goal-setting frameworks.

By YBMay 12th 2017

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

Instructor

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James Pawelski, Ph.D.

Director of Education and Senior Scholar

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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