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Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

Skills you will gain

GratitudeKindnessMeditationPositive Psychology
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
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. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 51 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Upward Spirals9m
Ten Positive Emotions17m
The Broaden-and-Build Theory9m
Reading3 readings
Fredrickson (2003) American Scientist10m
(Optional) Experiential Activity: Build a Positivity Portfolio10m
(Optional) Scholarly References and Additional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The Mindscapes and Outcomes of Positivity

Discover the roots of flexibility, creativity, and resilience....
Reading
4 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Built Resources9m
Resilience14m
Positivity & Entrepreneurship: An interview with Dr. Debby Stroman8m
Reading3 readings
The Science of Happiness10m
(Optional) Experiential Activity: Use Your Positivity Portfolio to Reverse a Downward Spiral10m
(Optional) Scholarly References and Additional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The Delicate Art of Pursuing Happiness

Discover the ratios and priorities that best promote flourishing and learn common pitfalls to avoid. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Prioritizing Positivity15m
Positivity and Policy: An interview with Darren Coppin11m
Reading3 readings
Positivity Self Test10m
(Optional) Experiential Activity: Take the Positivity Self-Test Challenge10m
(Optional) Scholarly References and Additional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
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. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 80 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Positivity Resonance15m
Loving-Kindness Introduced10m
Loving-Kindness Practiced12m
Investigating Positivity Resonance: An Interview with Brett Major9m
Loving-Kindness Meditation15m
Reading3 readings
The One You're With10m
(Optional) Experiential Activity: Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation10m
(Optional) Scholarly References and Additional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz10m

Instructor

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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
Kenan-Flagler School of Business

About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is known around the world for innovative teaching and research. Regularly ranked as the nation’s best value for academic quality, UNC has produced the most Rhodes Scholars for the past 25 years among U.S. public research universities....

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