By registering above, you’ll gain instant access to a video lecture with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, a Harvard-trained leading expert in the field of positive psychology. This video is taken from Module 4 of the Certificate in Positive Psychology program—a yearlong study of the science of human flourishing.
We all have dreams and aspirations; however, most people’s dreams remain unrealized. In Module 4, called Realizing Dreams, Tal looks at how we can cultivate the seed of hope and help it flourish. He covers topics including beliefs as self-fulfilling prophecies, setting goals, focusing on personal strengths, and learning from failure.
The work of heading toward our ideal self is a foundational concept, visited again and again in the Certificate in Positive Psychology program.
Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or can’t—you are right.” There is much research illustrating that, at least to an extent, Ford was right. This class addresses the power of the mind, while also clearly distinguishing between adopting the insights of experimental psychology and blindly following the cult of positive thinking.