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GratitudeMindfulnessHappinessMeditation

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Module 1: Course intro and happiness measurement

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 37 min), 6 readings
6 videos
Week 1 video 1: Genesis of the course8m
Week 1 Video 2: Happiness is a balloon!9m
Week 1 Video 3: What you can expect and what will it take!7m
Week 1 Video 4: Measuring happiness1m
Week 1 Video 5: Introducing the Seven Deadly Happiness Sins7m
6 readings
About us: The Happiness Team at ISB10m
Guest speakers!10m
Information on graded components10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
4 hours to complete

Module 2: The 1st sin, habit, and exercise

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 74 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Week 1 Video 7: Devaluing happiness in job-choice11m
Week 1 Video 8: Three negative misconceptions about happiness10m
Week 1 Video 9: Why we devalue happiness: Part II9m
Week 1 Video 10: Prioritize but don't pursue Happiness10m
Week 1 Video 11: The 1st exercise: Defining and incorporating happiness13m
Week 1 Video 12: Summary8m
7 readings
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Prof. Raj's paper "The Fundamental Happiness Paradox"10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Prof. Raj's paper "Prioritizing vs. Pursuing Happiness" (optional reading)10m
Assignment #1 (The 1st happiness exercise--defining and incorporating happiness): Important note10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Module 3: The 2nd sin, habit, and exercise

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 125 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
13 videos
Week 2 Video 2: Effects of chasing superiority on happiness11m
Week 2 Video 3: Is need for superiority important for success?12m
Week 2 Video 4: Flow is discovered7m
Week 2 Video 5: Characteristics of flow6m
Week 2 Video 6: When does flow happen5m
Week 2 Video 7: Why flow enhances happiness11m
Week 2 Video 8: Why flow enhances success8m
Week 2 Video 9: Getting flow back into your life11m
Week 2 Video 10: A practice for when things are not going well: Self-compassion11m
Week 2 Video 11: A practice for when things are going well: Gratitude4m
Week 2 Video 12: The 2nd happiness exercise: Expressing gratitude15m
Week 2 Video 13: Summary of week 210m
6 readings
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Assignment #2 (The 2nd happiness exercise): Important note10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
2 practice exercises
Self-grading for assignment #2 (The 2nd happiness exercise--expressing gratitude)20m
Quiz 140m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Module 4: The 3rd sin, habit and exercise

5 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 118 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Week 3 Video 2: Further evidence of our social nature10m
Week 3 Video 3: Why neediness lowers happiness7m
Week 3 Video 4: Why avoidance lowers happiness6m
Week 3 Video 5: Secure attachment2m
Week 3 Video 6: An alternative route to belongingness9m
Week 3 Video 7: Evidence for the need to love and give10m
Week 3 Video 8: Why the need to love and give enhances happiness6m
Week 3 Video 9: The rules for giving: When does giving enhance happiness and success?11m
Week 3 Video 10: The 3rd exercise: Creative altruism10m
Week 3 Video 11: Summary of week 310m
Week 3 Video 12: Interview with Nipun Mehta (Optional)22m
Week 3 Video 13: Mid-course happiness measurement1m
7 readings
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Assignment #3 (The 3rd happiness exercise--creative altruism): Important note10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Module 5: The 4th sin, habit and exercise

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 136 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
13 videos
Week 4 Video 2: Why Being Overly Controlling of Others Lowers Happiness7m
Week 4 Video 3: Why Being Overly Controlling of Outcomes Lowers Happiness11m
Week 4 Video 4: The Desirability for Control (DC) and Maximizer Scales5m
Week 4 Video 5: Taking Personal Responsibility for Happiness9m
Week 4 Video 6: Obstacles to Taking Personal Responsibility11m
Week 4 Video 7: Internal and External Control as Compensatory Forces7m
Week 4 Video 8: Learning Simple Emotion Regulation Strategies11m
Week 4 Video 9: Appreciating Uncertainty and Lack of Control9m
Week 4 Video 10: The Importance of Leading a Healthier Lifestyle11m
Week 4 Video 11: Do's and Don'ts of a Healthier Lifestyle11m
Week 4 Video 12: The 4th Exercise: The Healthy Lifestyle Exercise19m
Week 4 Video 13: Summary of the Week11m
3 readings
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Bonus: Optional readings!10m
Assignment #4 (The 4th happiness exercise--healthy lifestyle): Important note10m
2 practice exercises
Self-grading for assignment #4 (The 4th happiness exercise: leading a healthy lifestyle)20m
Quiz 240m

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