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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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Jul 11, 2020

Good course

By Soubhik M

Jun 13, 2020

Good course

By Sabarinathan

Jun 5, 2020

Best Course


May 22, 2020

wow amazing

By Umar N

May 15, 2020

Very useful

By Anshul v

May 2, 2020

Nice course

By Emayamsavitha

Apr 22, 2020



Nov 9, 2018

Muito útil!

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Jun 30, 2017



May 9, 2017

Good course

By Pablo

May 2, 2017


By Greta K

Jan 16, 2017

very useful

By Katja M

Feb 2, 2016

exellent :)

By anuj l

Dec 4, 2015

very useful

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Nov 23, 2015


By Vinney Z

Nov 8, 2015

Good course

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Oct 25, 2015


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Sep 15, 2015


By Rosmery R L V

Jul 2, 2021

Buen curso

By vikram k r

Jan 28, 2021

very happy

By Humaira w

Sep 26, 2020

I am happy

By Prabhakar J

Jun 7, 2020

good corse

By Arunava c

May 24, 2020

Thank you.

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Aug 30, 2017


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Jul 19, 2017