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University of Pennsylvania

Positive Psychology Specialization Project: Design Your Life for Well-being

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You are encouraged to take the first four courses of the Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization before starting this course and completing the Specialization Project. This course, taught by Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman brings all the key concepts from the first four courses to practice as you develop and test a new positive intervention for an audience of your choice. You identify opportunities in your daily life to increase the wellbeing by using knowledge you developed in the first four courses of the Specialization. In this final project, you evaluate the efficacy of a positive intervention based on subjective and objective measures. Then, you compare how empirical and non-empirically-based positive interventions can be applied to influence a person's wellbeing. Lastly, you reflect on how the fundamental elements of research methods are important in the everyday application of positive psychology.

After completing all five courses, learners earn a certificate signed by Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman, Dr. James Pawelski, Dr. Angela Duckworth, Dr. Claire Robertson-Kraft and Dr. Karen Reivich.

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Martin E.P. Seligman


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  • Anonymous
    excellent course with a lot of experiences, Easy to learn. I thank prof.dr. Seligman and his collegues to bring all this stuff about welbeing and happiness.
  • Monique Loma Alves Da Silva

    Monique Loma Alves Da Silva is taking this course right now.

    I' m from Brasil. I am a social worker, I work with human development training in groups and individual with personnel and military management of the Brazilian Navy.

    This course will be very important for me and my team. I will be able to broaden my view on the subject.

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