Jul 19, 2019
Excellent course. It builds up in the first basic course. Besides theoretical understanding the course provides practical tips which are useful in ones own life as well as in guiding others.
Sep 07, 2017
I absolutely enjoyed this course. I can use all I have learned in my personal life as well as in my profession. I particularly enjoyed learning about the goal-setting frameworks.
por Bob R•
Jul 02, 2017
Good content but poorly presented. The antique and glitchy Coursera platform does you no favors.
I was disappointed to see so much Seligman worship. Please stop it.
por sanika s•
Mar 09, 2018
It was a very illuminating and engrossing course. The varied practical positive intervention methods were enormously helpful. The rigorous assignment pattern also kept you attentive and involved.
However as I did this course immediately after Martin Seligman's Visionary Science course, many topics and lectures felt repetitive and did not add much to what I already knew. It also felt that the lectures were too short and the assignments too much. Also several times James Pawelski narrated personal stories and examples which were illuminating but also most of the times something i couldn't relate to and hence couldn't understand some concepts.
I do hope these things, can be improved upon as I feel it would make a good course truly great.
por Davide M•
Jul 05, 2018
too many things to improve in just one course! Very hard to apply
por Antoni S•
Jun 30, 2018
I was disappointed with this course because it was too philosophical and didn't present enough research data to back its interventions. It's difficult to start implementing these interventions if you don't know why they would work. Also, the assignment instructions weren't specific enough.On the other hand, the interventions were useful and I liked the way James Pawelski presented his ideas. Overall, it was a decent course but not the best one from this specialisation.
por Tim H•
May 30, 2018
It was a little difficult to understand everything from the way it was presented, it wasn't always clear
por Amy K•
Nov 19, 2017
The course had valuable information and I enjoyed the instructor. However, we touched on so many methodologies that we did not go deep. Some of the final session assignments were not clearly described. A few of the links did not work.
por Andrew K•
Jan 15, 2018
Good though sometimes seems a bit about selling books. The content is also book based summaries plus anecdotes.
por Christina B•
Jun 29, 2018
The content of this course was wonderful. However, it was difficult to do some of the assignments because so much depended on working with others on the assignments. I think this goal is wonderful, but we cannot control the availability of others. It makes it especially difficult if one does not have a romantic partner or is in the middle of a difficult situation with a life partner that prevents the completion of these exercises. The assignments were not always clear either. I was not always clear on what I was supposed to do and then to report. And many of the links were broken. I also found it to be an almost overwhelming amount of information. Again, I think I did gain valuable information; I like the lectures and enjoyed the reading material, but though the overall structure and assignments could have been clearer. Perhaps some study guides or organized downloads may have helped.
Apr 28, 2019
Quizs should be enhanced. Some of the questions appeared not representative of the lessons. Some explanations seemed insuficient (red/green cape, although later it is posible to get the point, the explanation of the hope test poor). Last part of the course was more complete, the lectures were more complete.
por Fabien C•
Aug 15, 2018
too high level, too far from the reality, not concrete enough for me
por Phillip S•
Sep 02, 2017
mostly review of course 1
por Gail L H•
Mar 13, 2018
Graphics would have helped those of us who are visual spatial learners. Also, some of the quizzes really weren't indicative of the themes of the course.
por Tamara B•
Apr 15, 2019
I would like to have some references about these subjects. It would be nice to have tips for good research articles and so on..
por Kathy P•
Jun 01, 2019
The information in this course seemed vague, repetitive, and poorly organized. Its focus was more on self-help than academic content. Many interesting ideas were introduced at the very end of the course, but they were quickly touched upon without enough information given to fully grasp the ideas. I considered not completing the specialization after taking this course, but the syllabus for the next one looks promising, so I will give it a try.
por Oana U•
Jun 27, 2017
Basically I felt like I was subscribing to a zillion websites, as
por Elayne R•
Jun 05, 2017
For the "Three good things" exercise, I got a failing grade from peers, which i feel is not justified.
I felt that "sharing the experience applying the exercise" was more important than just listing the three things every day, but the peer that reviewed my assignment didn't agree.
I didn't write down exactly what I said each day, though I did the exercise and said so. I also had a personal reflection about the exercise, which I thought through carefully, and which I felt really showed how I understood the purpose of the exercise. I don't think it was expressly said clearly enough when the assignment was set that all we needed to do was list the three things daily, and talk about why they were good. I don't really think that that is the basis of the exercise or the course, especially when I had a deeply personal reflection of the exercise. If all we need to do is list things, then I think it's a useless exercise, which doesn't really lead to personal insight. I could go back and redo the assignment, just listing things, but I don't think that's a really useful thing to do.
Also, I don't think it makes sense to explain why the good things happen each day...they just happen, and we notice them! There is no "why"...if we notice a beautiful sunset, there is no "reason" to explain why it happened. I wouldn't know what to say that would make a peer feel like I had a good "reason" to explain why the good things happened. If I need to go back and just make a silly list, and try to explain the inexplicable, just to pass the course, I will do so, but I don't feel that it really gets to the heart of what the exercise was attempting to have us realize and work through.
The rest of the course has been wonderful, and I've really been enjoying it, this is the first thing that I'm not really happy with.
Thank you, Elayne Ras
por Benjamin B•
Apr 26, 2018
Site for this course is glitchy and material is missing. Much less science than I was expecting. More of a self improvement course. They did not seem to have proof read all of the material. So many issues with this course that I am not sure I will ever pay to take a coursera course again.
por Jared E•
Mar 29, 2018
Positive psychology is about as scientific as Scientology.
por Alec D•
Mar 18, 2018
Delivery was boring and uninspiring.
Material has significant overlap and redundancy over the very first course.
Very little support or evidence was provided for claims provided in course.