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About the Course

What are the determinants of a happy and fulfilling life? This is surely one of life’s biggest questions, and a question that has interested many of our ancestors. Buddha famously gave up his kingdom in search of happiness. Several Greek philosophers (from Aristotle to Epicurus and Plato to Socrates) had their own views on what it takes to be happy. And of course, we all have our own theories about happiness too. How valid are our theories? Until recently, if you wished for an answer to this question, you would've been forced to base it on discussions with spiritual leaders. Or, if you were lucky, you could've based it on late-night (and perhaps intoxicant-fueled) conversations with friends and family. Happily, all that has changed now. Over the past decade-and-a-half, scientists have gotten into the act big time. We now have a pretty good idea of what it takes to lead a happy and fulfilling life. This course, based on the award-winning class offered both at the Indian School of Business and at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, developed by Prof. Raj Raghunathan (aka "Dr. Happy-smarts") draws content from a variety of fields, including psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral decision theory to offer a tested and practical recipe for leading a life of happiness and fulfillment. Although not mandatory, reading Prof. Raj's forthcoming book, titled If you're so smart, why aren't you happy? can help you review and assimilate the material covered in this book at your leisure. For Coursera learners alone, the hardcover version of the book is available for a deep discount of 50%, plus shipping and handling. You can order the hardcover for 50% off by writing to Aaron at: Please mention that you are a student of the "coursera happiness course" in your email. The course will feature guest appearances by several well-known thought leaders, including: - Dan Ariely (author of Predictably Irrational and, soon to be released, Irrationally Yours), - Ed Diener (“Dr. Happiness”), - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (author of Flow), By taking this course, you will discover the answers to questions such as: - Why aren’t the smart-and-the-successful as happy as they could—or should—be - What are the “7 Deadly Happiness Sins” that even the smart and the successful commit?, and - What are the “7 Habits of the Highly Happy” and how can you implement them in your life? By the end of the course, I expect students who have been diligent with the lectures and exercises to not just gain a deeper understanding of the science of happiness, but to also be significantly happier....

Top reviews


Apr 23, 2018

Excellent course, Professor Raj is great. I found it very helpful to see what types of personality traits I have that may contribute to my happiness level and possible approaches to dealing with them.


May 23, 2021

This course is a joy! I cannot recommend it highly enough. Practical advice based on long-term research, interviews with worldwide experts on the topics discussed, and a fabulous professor. So great!

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By Theo F

Jul 14, 2020

very informative


Jul 11, 2020

A worth learning

By Kapil K

May 27, 2020

Excellent Course

By Gobi D

May 17, 2020

Changed my life.

By Dr.P.Suresh

Apr 9, 2020

very nice course

By Mariam A M a B

Nov 3, 2019

I like it thanks

By Yogesh D

Apr 5, 2019

very nice course

By Gabriela F

Mar 20, 2019

Curso excelente!

By Neven S

Jan 11, 2018

amazing! - Neven

By Inés M E

Aug 15, 2017

Excelent course!

By pushpa t

Jun 13, 2017

excellent course

By Vaibhav B

Feb 3, 2016

Brilliant course

By lim s

Oct 30, 2015

very good course


Sep 3, 2015

Awesome course !

By claudia p

Sep 2, 2015

very intersting!

By Roberto J A B

Aug 16, 2015

Excellent course

By Martha G F S

May 22, 2021

Excelente curso

By Tiffany m

Apr 13, 2021

Very insightful


Jun 20, 2020

Good experience

By Amar R

Apr 21, 2020

This is amazing

By Jennie P

Sep 13, 2019

Great Course!!!

By Barbara K

Feb 1, 2019

Amazing course!

By Shelka L

Sep 24, 2017

I am loving it!

By Anabelle R

Jul 18, 2017

A great course!

By Kenji T

Apr 6, 2016

Just wonderful.