Online course: Positive Psychology
Dates: any time
Duration: 11 hours
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Participating countries: any country
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Cost: FREE or $49 with sharable certificate
This course discusses research findings in the field of positive psychology, conducted by Barbara Fredrickson and her colleagues. It also features practical applications of this science that you can put to use immediately to help you live a full and meaningful life.
Dr. Barbara L. Fredrickson
Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Director of the Social Psychology Doctoral Program and the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory, President-Elect, International Positive Psychology Association
WEEK 1: 2 hours to complete
Positive Emotions: The Tiny Engines of Positive Psychology
Look “under the hood” to discover the powerful drivers of growth, well-being, and health.
Ten Positive Emotions
The Broaden-and-Build Theory
WEEK 2: 2 hours to complete
The Mindscapes and Outcomes of Positivity
Discover the roots of flexibility, creativity, and resilience.
Positivity & Entrepreneurship: An interview with Dr. Debby Stroman
WEEK 3: 2 hours to complete
The Delicate Art of Pursuing Happiness
Discover the ratios and priorities that best promote flourishing and learn common pitfalls to avoid.
Positivity and Policy: An interview with Darren Coppin
WEEK 4: 2 hours to complete
Positivity Resonance and Loving-Kindness
Unveil the force of co-experienced positive emotions and practice this lab-tested meditation honed over millennia.
What is Love?
Investigating Positivity Resonance: An Interview with Brett Major
WEEK 5: 2 hours to complete
The Fruits of Positivity Resonance
Learn to spot the health benefits that loving-kindness uniquely nourishes.
Positivity & Wellness: An interview with Kelly Stack
WEEK 6: 2 hours to complete
The Ripples of Positivity Resonance
Far beyond you and your happiness, positive psychology radiates out to benefit your relationships and community.
A New Emotion Born
Positivity & Schools: An interview with Patrick Akos