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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.


Jan 23, 2017

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 timir b

Jun 9, 2020

Agree with the feedback.

By Javed H

Jun 8, 2020

Great learning plateform

By Julio C G

Jul 12, 2019

Até agora esta muito bom

By Fr J J

Nov 21, 2017

Seems good running now..

By Allison W

Dec 8, 2016

A truly fantastic class!

By Ontiveros

Nov 7, 2015

muy interesante y util!!

By Claudette D

Sep 11, 2015


By Abir A

Jun 24, 2021

Thanks to team coursera

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May 29, 2021


By Karan P

Aug 8, 2020

very interesting course

By Bhaswati M

Aug 8, 2020

this a best course ever


Jul 3, 2020

Very good 👍 keep it up

By Mrs I M R

Apr 18, 2020

Excellent and uplifting

By paul A

Apr 5, 2020

very good and effective

By Ali A

Apr 19, 2019

i got 100% alhumduallah

By Vikas m

Feb 27, 2019

Take the Good knowledge

By Leticia P

May 15, 2018

I am loving it so far!!

By Anke G

Jan 15, 2018

very helpful and fun <3

By Laiqah

May 21, 2017

Loved it. So much value

By Trinh D

Mar 9, 2016

Fun and engaging videos

By Felipe H

Jan 3, 2016

A life-changing course.

By Zaki W A

Dec 31, 2015

Unexpectedly beneficial

By Toher

Nov 30, 2015

Very good for everybody

By Yuduan L

Sep 23, 2015

Very interesting course

By Saundra B W

Sep 23, 2015

Enjoyed this immensely!