really joyful course. Some things were of course a repetition of "Resilience Skills" I took before, but it was also a lot of new knowledge. The professor's passion about the topic really comes across
A comprehensive introductory view of validated positive interventions in positive psychology, adopting a hands-on approach in assignments to allow all participants to engage in the practices timely.
par Christine S G•
It was a great experience and I look forward to the next set of classes..... Here we go.....
par Michelle K•
quite good, I just found this one's assignments to be way harder compared to the others
par Nuttha W•
Have good story and sample of Application & intervention to use psychology in life
par Wenling W•
good knowledge to understand about positive emotions, strength and goal setting.
par Andee G•
I enjoyed the practical application and tools explained in this course.
par Helen W•
Interesting course with practical strategies and tips. highly recommend
par Hamdy E•
very good course for using positive psychology to have a better life.
par Chaitali S•
I believe everyone should take this course atleast once
par Elisabeth d R•
Learned a lot of new things. An inspiring course!
par Alvin L•
I have really learnt a lot after this course.
par Tony L•
Very well delivered and interesting course.
par MArta C•
Not easy to follow, sometimes unattractive
par Jane H W•
Pretty good course. Content was new to me.
par Lindsy R•
Not a bad course.
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par Christina B•
The content of this course was wonderful. However, it was difficult to do some of the assignments because so much depended on working with others on the assignments. I think this goal is wonderful, but we cannot control the availability of others. It makes it especially difficult if one does not have a romantic partner or is in the middle of a difficult situation with a life partner that prevents the completion of these exercises. The assignments were not always clear either. I was not always clear on what I was supposed to do and then to report. And many of the links were broken. I also found it to be an almost overwhelming amount of information. Again, I think I did gain valuable information; I like the lectures and enjoyed the reading material, but though the overall structure and assignments could have been clearer. Perhaps some study guides or organized downloads may have helped.
par Sanika S•
It was a very illuminating and engrossing course. The varied practical positive intervention methods were enormously helpful. The rigorous assignment pattern also kept you attentive and involved.
However as I did this course immediately after Martin Seligman's Visionary Science course, many topics and lectures felt repetitive and did not add much to what I already knew. It also felt that the lectures were too short and the assignments too much. Also several times James Pawelski narrated personal stories and examples which were illuminating but also most of the times something i couldn't relate to and hence couldn't understand some concepts.
I do hope these things, can be improved upon as I feel it would make a good course truly great.
par Antoni S•
I was disappointed with this course because it was too philosophical and didn't present enough research data to back its interventions. It's difficult to start implementing these interventions if you don't know why they would work. Also, the assignment instructions weren't specific enough.On the other hand, the interventions were useful and I liked the way James Pawelski presented his ideas. Overall, it was a decent course but not the best one from this specialisation.
Quizs should be enhanced. Some of the questions appeared not representative of the lessons. Some explanations seemed insuficient (red/green cape, although later it is posible to get the point, the explanation of the hope test poor). Last part of the course was more complete, the lectures were more complete.
par Amy K•
The course had valuable information and I enjoyed the instructor. However, we touched on so many methodologies that we did not go deep. Some of the final session assignments were not clearly described. A few of the links did not work.
par Bob R•
Good content but poorly presented. The antique and glitchy Coursera platform does you no favors.
I was disappointed to see so much Seligman worship. Please stop it.
par Stephanie S•
I think the course was a bit too focused on Mr. Pawelski's personal experiences and lacked information about literature and research.
par Andrew K•
Good though sometimes seems a bit about selling books. The content is also book based summaries plus anecdotes.
par Tim H•
It was a little difficult to understand everything from the way it was presented, it wasn't always clear