Positive Psychology Fundamentals: Using Social Connections to Improve Well-Being

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Course features
  • Category: Health & Wellness
  • Course Length: 13 minutes
  • Series: Positive Psychology Fundamentals
  • Video Length: 4.5 minutes
  • Author: The URL dr
  • Resources: Resources to help you get started with your health and well-being efforts. 
Course overview
In this micro course, you’ll learn what social connections are, why we need them, and how to gauge your social needs. You’ll then learn to combat loneliness by meeting new people and strengthening your existing relationships.
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course learning objectives
  • Identify what social connections are
  • Discover why social connections are important 
  • Explore how to form new connections
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Certification included
Downloadable certificate upon completion.

Why do we need social connections?

What defines a genuine interaction, and how do we create more of them? Whether catching up with a friend, discussing a shared passion with a colleague, or hugging a loved one, genuine social connections can boost our mood and overall happiness. Make deeper, longer lasting connections and improve relationships with co-workers, friends, and loved ones.
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What's included in this online course?


Professional video is included with every course, discussing main topics and recapping key learning points.

Knowledge Checks

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Engaging Material

Interactive elements, scenarios, and knowledge checks make learning entertaining and boost comprehension. 

Business Soft Skills

Critical knowledge to increase your value to your employer. Study at your own pace, at home or on the go.

Additional Resources

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Summary / Checklist

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Skills you'll learn in this course

Relationship Building


Lifestyle Management

Kim Merritt

Kim Merritt, The URL dr, has been teaching and training the business community for over thirty years. Her company's line of business soft skill micro courses are a quick and effective way to master a new competency in fifteen minutes or less. 
Patrick Jones - Course author