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EP21 Keynote 08 - Positive Psychology in the Post-COVID World - Martin Seligman, PhD

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Keynotes |  Positive Psychology |  Psychology
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2021
Martin Seligman, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
1 hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 04, 2021
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Well Being remains, in spite of Covid’s interruption, a plausible personal, corporate and planetary goal. I review the Age of Progress until Covid along with the barriers to continued progress. The belief in individual and collective Agency will determine our future. Efficacy, Optimism, and Imagination, the three parts of agency can be taught in the clinic, the classroom, and the corporation. Juliana of Norwich (1365) will be our beacon.

Learning Objectives

  1. What are the components of Agency?
  2.  What epoch illustrate high agency and Progress?
  3. And what epoch illustrates low agency and stagnation?
  4. Name two techniques for building efficacy
  5. Name two techniques for building optimism



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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.