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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

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.

AG
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 Crystal C

Jan 3, 2016

I am very much enjoying this course.

By Ramón C G

Dec 2, 2015

Since the beginning makes you happy!

By Kenneth

Aug 26, 2015

Wonderful course, wonderful speaker!

By VIKAS K

Jul 1, 2020

this is very important for everyone

By Sanjana g k

Jun 20, 2020

This course would change your life.

By Deleted A

Apr 24, 2020

I Have learnt many positive things.

By Laura P M

Apr 6, 2017

Excelente curso, muy recomendable..

By Lucille A

Mar 22, 2017

Much more than I expected it to be.

By Che-Hsien L

Dec 6, 2016

Excellent course! Highly recommend.

By Wilma B

Oct 15, 2016

Very much liked this course, thanks

By Manav J

Nov 30, 2015

awesome !!

Need more like this !! :D

By Daniel P

Oct 13, 2015

Excelent course. Excelent professor

By Quốc D

Oct 5, 2015

excellent course with great content

By Himanshi V

Aug 6, 2020

Amazing course, Thank you so much!

By Alphonsa J K

May 4, 2020

I would call this a new lifestyle.

By Rakesh J

Nov 16, 2017

Must go through course for anyone.

By Md N I S

Jun 22, 2017

Really an eye opener in my life...

By Deepali J

Feb 14, 2017

Good course..inspirational content

By Carina D d S N

Oct 21, 2016

I strongly recommend this course!!

By Sara M

Aug 7, 2016

Excelente curso, super recomendado

By Nina O

Mar 4, 2016

Great course, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

By Adrian U

Jan 2, 2016

Probably the best prof on Coursera

By ePradnya

Sep 17, 2015

One of the Best course I ever had.

By Sung H J

Nov 25, 2020

행복에 대해 자세히 배울 수 있는 기회였습니다. 감사합니다.

By Harshita S C

Jul 28, 2020

Great course with a great teacher