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.
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!
By Stephanie P•
Good material, enthusiastic teacher but the jokes and jabs are outdated and insulting to some.
By Florian M•
The content of the course was actually very helpful, but the way the assignments are made took all my motivation away. They use an external tool where one has to enter the information for the assigments, at the end you get a PDF and then you have to copy paste that again into Coursera. The emails are often confusing and some assignements require you to do something each day for seven days in a row, but don't really warn you about that anywhere. So when you think that you have 3 days left to meet the deadline ... wrong, you should've started 4 days ago.
This in combination with the ridiculously detailed instruction videos, which consist to 95% of a tutor reading aloud what is written on the assignment webpage. Chances are you get bored quickly and miss the one information that was NOT given on the assignment webpage.
In total, it is very sad that this course started so great, but the technical and organizational problems reduced the motivation so much.
By Cyril D•
I paid to get a certificate and did achieve good marks on the tests and assignments up to week 4 if memory serves. And still, I "dropped out" before the end of the course. Why?
- the tests trip you on little bits of trivia, as opposed to assess your understanding of key concepts. Another course, “learning how to learn”, has the best tests in that regard;
- the modules are too long. When you do this in addition to working, it becomes a chore;
- the assignments: instructions are tedious & confusing. As for the assignment themselves, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was a test subject with data being gathered in the back. Not what I signed up (and paid) for.
So it’s a pity and I do regret having had to stop attending this online class. I was attracted to the topic, I enjoyed the personality of the host, but all the above made it a chore.
By Kathy T•
Really not impressed with the inclusion of cruel animal experiments in this course - it's hardly conducive to happiness to be reminded of these totally unnecessary experiments. I know what this experiment was without watching the video and I'm disgusted it was even mentioned. Section on flow confusing and contradictory. I really wanted to like this course and greatly enjoyed Dr Raj's lecturing style, but cannot continue with this content.
By Karolina L•
To be honest I survived 1,5 week and it's extremely hard to do. I actually didn't find out anything what I don't know, almost every book which I read about happiness or motivation was more interesting. It is very long, tedious and personally I feel like I wasted my time. Maybe it's good for people with a lot of free time, and someone who had never read a book about personal development.
By Basil G•
The whole project is old, the video lectures are from 2014. Furthermore, it's ambiguous purpose to make us all happy was never accomplished. Deas Sirs, don't make promises you can't keep! Though proffessor is a very happy person -and very funny too, he talks too much and says things everyboby knows, so what's the use of wathcing this?
By Maria V M•
The information shared was very valuable. However, the way it was delivered was not that good. After a couple of weeks, it became too much of the same. The quizzes were more about memorizing than really living the con
By Nazli E•
Lots of unnecessary information included in each video which make them long and boring. Number and length of videos in each week are too much while the "practical" information you get are not enough!
By Shaleni V•
the only thing i find difficult is timing. the duration of the course is very long which makes me lose my interest.
By santi s•
too much explanation, i think it can be sorted and directly to the point
By Magnus E N•
I can not take this seriously, sorry
By Rahul M•
Opinions are purely personal - I enrolled for this course looking at reviews from other students. I am not convinced that the research/researchers can convince me to be happy. Towards the end, the course talks about mindfulness. If that was what the course had to conclude with, not sure why I went through all the lectures! I believe that if I read a couple of inspirational quotes everyday, it will have a better impact than taking the long course!
By Peter S•
This course lost me in week three because I could never get a clear picture of the assignment. There was a video that was supposed to come up, but never a link for it.
Just too many errors in the organization to add to my happiness.
Try something else.
By Dorothy H•
What makes this course useful are the exercises so unless you are paying, don't bother, and it's not really worth paying for as it's just a synopsis of stuff you easily find on youtube.
By Lanesha S•
I'm withdrawing from this course. When I enrolled, I did not realize it had so many peer-graded components, and in general, it can be difficult to get those sections completed.
By Charalambos T•
Way too many weekly lectures, way too many. In addition to that, lots of the lectures were too long and sometimes even meaningless. It was impossible to follow through.
By Robert J B J•
please remove this course from my coursera studies. i never intended to sign up for this, i just tried to read what it was about.
The course modules are too long and at times what the speaker wants to share gets confusing
By cara h•
I try to unenroll the course, but the "unenroll" function doesn't work!
Instead of These Classes Spiritual Classes will be good ...
By Задойный А•
Бесполезная куча ненаучной ерунды и домыслов.
By Diana P C M•
No esta en español
By Mohammad A M•
not very exciting
By M S M S•
I want to quit
By Paola A G A•