Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills – Free Coursera Course


Free Online Course Title: Anatomy: Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills

Free Online Course Offered by: University of Pennsylvania

Approximate Time To Complete Course: 16 hours

Course Level: Beginner

Student Outcome After Completing Course: 20% started a new career

Student Outcome After Completing Course: 29% received a tangible career benefit

Learning Method: 100% online


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.


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