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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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Sep 5, 2020

Very useful 👍

By Shweta G

Aug 25, 2020

amazing course


Aug 19, 2020

It's very good

By Ronilson M

Jun 8, 2020

Excelente curs

By Rohan D

Jun 4, 2020

Great learning

By hyowonHan

May 21, 2018

It was very go

By Soham M

Aug 7, 2017

Awesome course

By Mauricio M

Jun 24, 2017

great course!!

By Cecilia C L

Aug 8, 2016

Very complete!

By 阿文

Aug 7, 2016

very very good

By Tamara

Jan 30, 2016

Great course!!

By Sridhar P

Dec 2, 2015

Extremely Good

By Ralf W G

Nov 25, 2015

Life changing.

By Andrew K

Sep 28, 2015

Innovative and

By Richa S

Sep 17, 2015

great learning

By jack C

Aug 15, 2015

really good!:)

By Masa B A

Jan 17, 2023

great course!

By Susmita D

Sep 14, 2022

It was good

By Truong M L

Aug 8, 2022

great course


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By Sohel M

Mar 27, 2022

4 Stars


By Gourab K

Jun 25, 2021

Life Changing

By Nicola R

Apr 9, 2021


By Rogelio G

Feb 8, 2021

great teacher


Jan 6, 2021

Great Course!