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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Professor David Belin from the University of Cambridge


The course "Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Well-Being" provides a comprehensive exploration of the theories, research, and practical applications of positive psychology, focusing on the promotion of well-being and the cultivation of a fulfilling life. By delving into topics such as positive emotions, resilience, and mindfulness, participants gain a deeper understanding of the psychological factors contributing to happiness and mental wellness. Emphasizing the importance of strengths-based approaches, purposeful living, and positive relationships, the course aims to equip individuals with the tools and strategies necessary to foster personal growth and build a more meaningful and satisfying life. Furthermore, by exploring the intersections between positive psychology and various life domains such as education, work, and community, participants develop a holistic perspective on the impact of positive psychology in promoting individual, societal, and global well-being. Ultimately, the course fosters a nuanced understanding of the science of happiness and well-being, empowering participants to apply evidence-based practices to enhance their own lives and contribute to the well-being of others in diverse contexts.


At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Well-Being, by David Belin

  • Dr David Belin is a Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology of the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Homerton College, Cambridge.

    Dr Belin was born in Blois, France in 1979. He graduated in 2005 in Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology at the University of Bordeaux 2. During his PhD he developed the first preclinical model of cocaine addiction based in the operationalisation of multiple clinical criteria of the pathology as defined in humans.

    Dr Belin then moved to the laboratory of Professor Barry Everitt at the Department of Experimental Psychology of the University of Cambridge in January 2006. With his mentor Dr Belin investigated the corticostriatal mechanisms of cocaine seeking habits and the relationships between impulsivity and compulsive cocaine self-administration, leading to a breakthrough in our understanding of the neurological and psychological mechanisms subserving individual vulnerability to cocaine addiction.

    In 2009 Dr David Belin tenured at the INSERM in France and established his INSERM team in Poitiers (France) which focused on the psychological, neural and cellular mechanisms of individual vulnerability to compulsive disorders and their modulation by the environment. Soon it became apparent that Cambridge is where he wanted to carry out his research and he came back in October 2013, being appointed Lecturer in Neuroscience at the Department of Pharmacology. He moved back to the Department of Psychology in October 2016, where he has now established his research on the psychological and neural mechanisms of compulsive disorders.

    Dr David Belin has authored over 75 publications received the Mémain-Pelletier Award from the French Academy of Science and the Young Investigator Award from the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society. He was one of the first fellows of the FENS/Kavli network of Excellence.

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