Introduction to positive psychology

For many decades, the discipline of psychology suffered from an image problem. It was negative in its focus, very negative. Psychologists primarily concentrated on what was “wrong” with people, and often ignored what was going “right”. This began to change in the late 1990s with the emergence of positive psychology. The primary goal of this course is to introduce you to the science of positive psychology. By completing this course, you will learn all about the positive aspects of human behavior, such as motivation, happiness & well-being, flow, mindfulness, creativity, spirituality & religion, grit, and wisdom through the lens of positive psychology. After completing this course, you will have a much more in-depth understanding of positive psychology.

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   Teacher: Psychology Insights Online


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85% of students recommend

  “Great course! I really appreciate the diversity of different concepts as well as the scholarly references made to the originators or researchers of these ideas.”

  “A truly excellent course! Such a clear and well-written introduction to positive psychology and left me with many concepts to apply to my life.”

  “I’m going to take this course again with my wife. It was very helpful and wasn’t overwhelming.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. What is Positive Psychology?
Lesson 2. Motivation
Lesson 3. Happiness and Subjective Well-Being: Part 1
Lesson 4. Happiness and Subjective Well-Being: Part 2
Lesson 5. Flow
Lesson 6. Mindfulness
Lesson 7. Creativity
Lesson 8. Spirituality and Religion
Lesson 9. Grit
Lesson 10. Wisdom
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  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
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