Dec 09, 2017
Very self-enhancing. Activities are fun and at the same time a good avenue for learning experiences. Very positive and student engaging. Thank you for giving me the chance to be part of this course =)
Jul 11, 2017
I like the course material. I would like to suggest the format to be changed. Currently there is too fragmented with too many interruptions. It would be better to run the lectures more consecutively.
par Adriana d S L•
Oct 04, 2019
Curso claro, resumido, muy bien explicado y ejemplificado. Muy recomendable
par Matthew W•
Dec 17, 2018
Easy to follow, but did stray into the theological space in the end. Overall, I would recommend this course if you are looking for a broad summary of the topic. Seligman is certainly vibrant and engaging, the other presenters less so.
par Steven F•
Apr 08, 2019
Technical issues, and listening to Dr. Seligman gurgle were the problems that I had in this course. If worked out, I would give it a five.
par Yashowardhan C•
Aug 24, 2017
The course was way too basic.
Maybe, few more papers, names of books, articles could be shared.
I was specially bored of Constructive Journalism and Spirituality bit.
I loved all of Seligman's sessions, Big data in Psychology, Resilience and Open Experience bits.
May be include more Profs in the course - Barbara Fredrickson, Tal Ben-Shahar, Shaun Achor, Angela Duckworth and the like.
par Subhasis C•
Mar 25, 2018
My rating is not for the course but the course price. I had to pay for the entire specialisation to just take this one course. Dr. Seligman should see that his course at least here, is affordable. That would be philanthropy and not force people to pay for the entire specialisation.
par Polina B•
Apr 26, 2017
1) I liked the idea of filming the lectures of Dr Seligman in the real class. Watching his videos, I felt like I was sitting is the lecture room with other students.
2) I also enjoyed watching different researchers talking about their fields of study. Inviting different speakers makes the course more diverse.
Areas of improvement:
1) Design. Some of the presentations in the videos were not in the style of the course (e.g. videos on constructive journalism)
2) Structure. The overall impression is that different parts of the course were not reconciled with each other, leading to fragmentation of the course. It concerns not only design, but also video lenght (for example videos on constructive journalism were way too long) and lack of a sigle thread going through all the videos and supplementary materials. It seems that the course has been made in a hurry.
par Micah K•
Oct 31, 2017
As an introduction to positive psychology, the course material did seem a bit random. The topics covered were certainly interesting, but as they exclusively reflected the interests and activities of Marty Seligman and his Post-Docs at UPenn, the course provided a somewhat skewed sample of information that was a bit odd to present in an introductory course. Also many of the technical details were off. Quiz questions were repeated, sections of videos were cut off at random, and the time estimates were often way off. Having said all of that, I did learn a lot!
par Amy K•
Oct 13, 2017
The first two weeks were excellent because they provided valuable information about the basic concepts of Positive Psychology. As the course continued, I felt it moved away from these basics into related topics that themselves could be specific courses. Additionally, we heard from other speakers but I wanted my teacher to be primarily Martin Seligman.
par Dominik W•
Sep 02, 2018
Starts good ends rather, well, boring
par Paula C M d C•
Jun 10, 2019
I's a bit slow
par Ahmed A M•
Jul 28, 2019
There was a lot of repetition among the speakers on what they covered in their section.
par María B U•
Aug 24, 2019
I think you need more practical information and not so much theorical information, also i would like better use of the audiovisual ressources.
par Andrew B•
Apr 30, 2017
I honestly thought this course was all over the place and too general. It also seemed to be full of self - congratulations about what UPENN has accomplished with its research. I wanted more depth in a more targeted approach to improving my life.
par Andrew K•
Jan 06, 2018
A big jumble and often a ego trip for Seligman who seems to think he is the father of everything and gives no credit to his forefathers in humanistic psychology or the like. The course lacks coherence and substance.
par Guilherme S B•
Sep 17, 2017
I think it would be better to go deeper on the PERMA. The "RMA part" was lacking in my opinion. But the VIA survey and the Positive Journalism (I prefer the term Constructive Journalism) was ok for me.
par Betania G•
Aug 01, 2017
The first couple lectures were interesting. I had a hard time listening and reading the remainder ones due to being too technical and not as interesting for my field. I am interested in learning practical interventions that I can utilize with my clients. I had difficulties paying attention to some of the lessons due to being not as practical to my client as I expected (information that I did not find it applied to help my clients due to being too theoretical and out of scope).
par Sara A•
Aug 06, 2018
par Sigal C•
Feb 09, 2019
Starts with a very interesting Module that talks about the concept of Positive Psychology and its key elements, but then goes into less interesting and relevant topics such as different experiments over the years and journalism.
par Shuo X•
Jun 11, 2017
The vedios are not available for the course, only scriptions can't get a feel of the teachers/professor's teaching style.
par Bob R•
Jul 02, 2017
Gag. This entire course was devoted to Seligman worship (led, as usual, by Seligman).
Does the entire UPenn faculty just suck up to him all the time? Isn't it time credible academics move on from the lazy, unscientific twaddle of PERMA and make your own way, even without the big Templeton Foundation dollars that Uncle Marty still pulls in?
par Japke Z•
Jun 14, 2017
Useless course. Just a bunch of repetitions of anecdotes chopped up in tiny clips with way too many pointless popup questions. Let me save everyone some time and summarize this course: "Being positive is good for you." You will have to figure out for yourself how to do that, because this course will not teach you.
par Jared E•
Mar 28, 2018
Positive psychology is about as scientific as Scientology.
par Anna S•
Jun 29, 2018
There is stuff to be learned here, but... The course delivery is dreadful. The lectures are extremely repetitive and you will have to sit through hours of Martin Seligman talking about which VIP he sat next to at a very important function and every other unimportant detail to get to the crux of the information. This course comes across as a sales pitch much of the time, (as do his books). A shame, as his philosophy is indeed very helpful and the strategies he suggests (when you finally get to hear them) can be life changing.