really joyful course. Some things were of course a repetition of "Resilience Skills" I took before, but it was also a lot of new knowledge. The professor's passion about the topic really comes across
A comprehensive introductory view of validated positive interventions in positive psychology, adopting a hands-on approach in assignments to allow all participants to engage in the practices timely.
创建者 Sanika S•
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.
创建者 Antoni S•
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.
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.
创建者 Amy K•
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.
创建者 Bob R•
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.
创建者 Stephanie S•
I think the course was a bit too focused on Mr. Pawelski's personal experiences and lacked information about literature and research.
创建者 Ani B•
Watching the videos got boring. Good content, but watching a talking head for hours on end was dull. I lost motivation
创建者 Andrew K•
Good though sometimes seems a bit about selling books. The content is also book based summaries plus anecdotes.
创建者 Tim H•
It was a little difficult to understand everything from the way it was presented, it wasn't always clear
创建者 Печенкина А А•
It almost just repeated the previous course and there was too little of exercices
创建者 Davide M•
too many things to improve in just one course! Very hard to apply
创建者 Charlene M•
The homework is a bit too personal for posting.
创建者 Dennis K•
The content is great.
创建者 Kathy P•
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.
创建者 Cesar F•
The subject matter is really interesting but the way is transmitted do not help me progressmon the concepts more than if I just would be reading a book. Sometimes even less. .
I was and I am really interested but I was expecting much more in respect of training techniques
创建者 Eila Z•
The firts part of this course is really good. Didn't like this one nearly as much, the instructor is not very engaging and I think some lessons were a little boring and not that relevant, like the strenghts chat with his wife.
创建者 Gail H•
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.
创建者 Tamara B•
I would like to have some references about these subjects. It would be nice to have tips for good research articles and so on..
创建者 Fabien C•
too high level, too far from the reality, not concrete enough for me
创建者 Phillip S•
mostly review of course 1
创建者 Elayne R•
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
创建者 João C M F J•
The learning resources are very poor: few readings, almost no visual aids, long speeches from Pawelski, which I don't think is the best way to learn, few exercises, exercises that demand memory instead of reflection, quizzes that also focus on memory rather than on understanding and application of knowledge. I expected something deeper, specially considering the time demanded by the course.
创建者 Benjamin B•
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.
创建者 Alec D•
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.