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EP20 Keynote 07 - Agency and Positive Psychology - Martin Seligman, PhD

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Positive Psychology |  Psychology |  Keynotes
EP20 Highlights
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020
Martin Seligman, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
1 hour 7 minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2020
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Join the father of Positive Psychology in this session as we explore the world history of Agency and its relation to the past, present, and future of Positive Psychology, Positive Education, and Positive Psychotherapy. Highlighted concepts will include PERMA, Causal Intervention, Well-being, Future Mindedness, Learned Optimism, and Learned Helplessness, among others. How are the Age of Progress and Positive Psychology related? What possibilities could arise from effectively using Positive Psychology in overcoming personal and global challenges? Attendees will be able to define, understand, and potentially implement Positive Psychology in their professional setting.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Define Agency in Positive Psychology 
  2. Identify three component of Positive Psychology
  3. Identify three component of Positive Psychotherapy

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*




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Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D in Psychology, is the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he focuses on positive psychology, learned helplessness, depression, and optimism. He is a best-selling author of several books, including Flourish. He received the American Psychological Society’s William James Fellow Award for basic science and Cattell Award for the application of science, and two Distinguished Scientific Contribution awards from the American Psychological Association. In 1996, Seligman was elected President of the American Psychological Association by the largest vote in modern history. His current mission is the attempt to transform social science to work on the best things in life – strengths, positive emotion, good relationships, meaning, and human flourishing.