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University of Pennsylvania

Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills

University of Pennsylvania via Coursera


Learn how to incorporate resilience interventions into your personal and professional life with Dr. Karen Reivich. In this course, you are exposed to the foundational research in resilience, including protective factors such as mental agility and optimism. Several types of resilience interventions are explored including cognitive strategies; strategies to manage anxiety and increase positive emotions such as gratitude; and a critical relationship enhancement skill. Throughout the course, you will hear examples of individuals using resilience skills in their personal and professional lives. Suggested prerequisites: Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary Science, Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions and Positive Psychology: Character, Grit & Research Methods.

Taught by

Karen Reivich


4.3 rating, based on 7 Class Central reviews

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    Cheryl Penn

    Cheryl Penn completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This is a GREAT class! Why? It's clear after taking this class that resilience is a skill and it can be learned. I'm so happy I came across this resilience class. These are the skills I wish everyone could have the opportunity to learn. I feel like…
  • A beautiful class. Very well taught. Loved all the additional resources and surveys. It is a great class to learn about resilience skill that is very important in all areas of our life. A good class to learn skills and examine life! Apply what we learn too.

    The instructor is very clear in explaining all topics. I will keep visiting this class often as I learn more about positive psychology from this specialization. I have also bought her book, which I would read now! I am really glad I took this class and it led me to many other interesting classes! I do apply the skills I learned in this class to build on my positive social lifestyle.
  • Ericka Rivas is taking this course right now.

    This course is NOT for free, they give you a seven day free trial! This is FALSE publicity, seems very good to take on but be aware that is not a free course
  • Derek Strike

    Derek Strike completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    Love it! I'm doing it again and will repeat. You cant stop getting valuable insight into your own life. Only ET wouldn't get anything from it 'cos he's gone home
  • Valentina Telhaj

    Valentina Telhaj is taking this course right now.

    I’m Valentina Telhaj, I’m psychotherapist In Cognitive behaviour therapy. I need to learn more about psychology, specific in positive psychology.
    I would love be in your Universitety.
    Best regards
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    One of the best courses on reducing anxiety I have ever taken! Some o the exercises from the training can be very useful.
  • Ana Patricia

    Ana Patricia is taking this course right now.

    Hola el curso puede ser en español. Es q es en ingles y mi ingles es básico. Por favor q se puede hacer para q este curso sea en español me interesa mucho.
    Soy trabajadora social y este tema me apasiona hoy y siempre.
    Ahora en esta época de pandemia me debo fortalecer yo y fortalecer a otra lersona

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