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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 Saundra B W

Sep 23, 2015

Enjoyed this immensely!

By Gobalakrishnan

Sep 19, 2015

A soul searching course

By Winston A W

Jun 12, 2021

E​xcellent, thank you.

By Charity A O

Feb 9, 2021

very well made course!

By sherin m a e h

Jan 8, 2021

A life changing coarse

By Mr W K

May 18, 2020


By Márcio L C

Apr 24, 2020

Excelente. Fantástico.

By Linda A M

Oct 7, 2019

this course is EPIC!!!

By José d J F S

Mar 8, 2018

I love this course! :D

By Shikha S

Jan 3, 2017

It was a great course.

By Patrick W

Sep 5, 2016

Honestly excellent! =)

By Ajith

Sep 24, 2015

Good job . .keep it up

By Isabel R J

Sep 9, 2015

The best course I had¡

By Rimita C

Jul 11, 2021

very good experience.

By Mandar J U

Jun 29, 2021

Best course ever ....

By Karun N

Jun 19, 2021

very nice information

By Satyam K

Mar 1, 2021

I not get certificate

By Manish R

Aug 3, 2020

it is fabulous course

By Uttaran D

Jul 8, 2020

An amazing experience


Jun 19, 2020

I love this one......

By Claudia R

Nov 21, 2017

Wonderful!!!! Thanks!

By viviana c

Jul 18, 2017

I love this course!!!

By Swapna P

Jul 12, 2017

Felt like a blessing!

By Ivo M

Apr 19, 2017

An incredible course!

By shashank g

Apr 2, 2017

nice and short videos