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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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Jun 2, 2020

Good course with basic knowlege about how to be happy

By D.Kavitha

Feb 4, 2019

Well structured course and really enjoyed doing it..

By Anoop T

Aug 14, 2015

Nice one. Since it gives some confidence to advance.

By Sayan P

Jul 2, 2021

A lot of things I've learned. Thank you so much!

By Samuel B

Sep 17, 2015

Made me feel more happy, so I would recommend it

By Barun K

Mar 13, 2021

nice teaching teachniqe and very energyatics.

By Louis v d S

May 23, 2016

I learned a lot. Now to keep on practicing.

By Oscar J D R

Oct 12, 2015

Excellent tips for being better everyday :)

By Jack F

Jun 7, 2017

Learned many new things about happiness !

By Ashok B K

Aug 27, 2020

Great one very worth for any MNC company

By Ravish

Jun 19, 2016

Interesting and insightful course indeed


Aug 2, 2020

thank you for the wonderful opportunity

By Prittha D

Feb 13, 2021

It was good, informative and helpful.

By James T S

Aug 21, 2015

Thanks, I really enjoyed this course.

By Prasanthee

Aug 14, 2016

Very interesting and engaging course


Dec 4, 2015

Good course , For Living more better

By carolina l

Jan 22, 2017

Prof. Raj teaches the course well.

By Kiran N

Oct 29, 2015

I loved this course and enjoyed it.

By rupam p

Oct 5, 2020

It's really amazing and helpful.

By Oliver B

Sep 6, 2015

Very good and inspiring course!

By Ximena P

Mar 15, 2019

Algo muy especial y diferente.

By EricLee

Jun 11, 2020

Well, it did help something!

By Abhijnan M

Jun 30, 2020

Good one but lengthy also !

By Tanisha T

Jul 3, 2020

The course is good enough!