Positive Psychology: A Free Online Course from Harvard University

A quick fyi: Tal Ben-Sha­har teach­es a course on Pos­i­tive Psy­chol­o­gy at Har­vard. And it’s appar­ent­ly one of the most pop­u­lar cours­es the uni­ver­si­ty has ever offered. Above you can watch the 30 lec­tures in an admit­ted­ly grainy for­mat. In 2006, NPR wrote: “Twice a week, some 900 stu­dents attend Tal Ben-Sha­har’s class on what he calls “how to get hap­py.” … His class offers research from the rel­a­tive­ly new field of pos­i­tive psy­chol­o­gy, which focus­es on what makes peo­ple hap­py, rather than just their patholo­gies.”

The Pos­i­tive Psy­chol­o­gy lec­tures have been added to our col­lec­tion of Free Psy­chol­o­gy Cours­es, a sub­set of our meta col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

The Foun­da­tions of Pos­i­tive Psy­chol­o­gy: Free Cours­es from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia

Intro­duc­tion to Psy­chol­o­gy: A Free Course from Yale Uni­ver­si­ty

A Crash Course on Psy­chol­o­gy: A 30-Part Video Series from Hank Green

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