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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: Aaron@800ceoread.com. 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

CR

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.

AG

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 Sunita P

Apr 26, 2020

Nice

By Kashyap K

Jan 2, 2022

content was kinda ok-ish.......but the length of this course was too long to be put in the MIXED category.......really long course......another problem is that there were too many questions in between the videos and the lectures were too over-acted at some places.......the lectures werent too engaging too........

By Сергей

Dec 27, 2015

This course is for people who are already relatively happy. Tasks are impossible for those who are not happy. Personally i couldn't define happines and couldn't remember anyone who i am grateful to

By RAJASHREE C

Feb 23, 2021

No certificate is being issued. During the course, mails were prompt but not having any updates about why the certificate is pending.

By Edwar Z R

Jun 21, 2021

The topics in the videos are redundant and unnecessarily long. Many of the videos can be summarized in less than 3 minutes

By Shubham C

Nov 24, 2020

I have completed my course still i didnt get certificate

By Vivek G

Jul 3, 2020

A Good Course

By EE-17- A M

Mar 2, 2022

good

By DEbjit S

Jun 26, 2021

good

By Vinitha J

Jul 21, 2021

​Offered free course, but once completed does not provide certification. No proper response if questioned, but asks to purchase certificate.

By AKASH K L

Jun 1, 2022

third class course i have evr seen

By Var S

Dec 31, 2020

too many questions and pools

By Oleksiy D

Oct 7, 2015

Great and very informa

By 1038 S D S

May 2, 2022

its good

By MEGANATHAN S

Dec 5, 2020

good