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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: Aaron@800ceoread.com. 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

JP
Jul 23, 2020

I like this course a lot. I got some clarity on things I already know. The teacher Raj is the best part of this course. I love his approach and how he interacts with students. I recommend this course!

CR
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.

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By Marina B

Feb 6, 2016

It is a reasonable well-delivered course given the topic

By Elisa B

Mar 1, 2016

Good, simple, quite complete to a happier life.

By Sampa K

Aug 16, 2020

Certificate delay was a big problem to me

By Prerak S

May 6, 2020

Quite a lengthy course

By Dean M

Sep 10, 2017

excellent course

By Anil K P

Jul 13, 2021

Not expected

By Tzouliana T

Apr 29, 2016

a bit boring

By Aryan Y

Sep 10, 2018

Good course

By Deblina B

May 24, 2020

Very good

By Jessie W

Sep 16, 2015

good!

By Supichaya S

May 8, 2020

good

By SUNITA P

Apr 26, 2020

Nice

By Сергей

Dec 27, 2015

This course is for people who are already relatively happy. Tasks are impossible for those who are not happy. Personally i couldn't define happines and couldn't remember anyone who i am grateful to

By RAJASHREE C

Feb 23, 2021

No certificate is being issued. During the course, mails were prompt but not having any updates about why the certificate is pending.

By Edwar Z R

Jun 21, 2021

The topics in the videos are redundant and unnecessarily long. Many of the videos can be summarized in less than 3 minutes

By Shubham C

Nov 24, 2020

I have completed my course still i didnt get certificate

By Vivek G

Jul 3, 2020

A Good Course

By DEbjit S

Jun 26, 2021

good

By Vinitha J

Jul 21, 2021

​Offered free course, but once completed does not provide certification. No proper response if questioned, but asks to purchase certificate.

By Varun S

Dec 31, 2020

too many questions and pools

By Oleksiy D

Oct 7, 2015

Great and very informa

By MEGANATHAN S

Dec 5, 2020

good