I have taken a dozen courses online. This is the most challenging and fulfilling course I have taken so far. And I believe that the course shall be beneficial to all people in different walks of life.
Fabulous course. I learned a lot of does and doesn't make us happy, and learned valuable tools for introducing and integrating new habits into my life that will definitely contribute to my well-being.
By Lapo G•
Successful course to learn all happiness skills and improvement. You learn both theory but most of all practice!
By Shankha S P•
You will feel great to know the techniques of keeping yourself mentally healthier after taking this course.
By Nisha C•
A very valuable course if self improvement & happiness are what you're after. Excellent lectures& guidance.
By Mac M•
A lot of "WOW"-Moments, insights into the science of happiness and how to put it in your day-to-day life.
By Robert Y•
Excellent course. Worth every minute. I think the instructor is fantastic. She gets an A+ in my book!
By Delphine R•
I've learned tones and it helped me trough hard times and for my pratice as a spychotherapist outdoor
By Natalie T W•
I truly enjoyed this course! It helped me see things differently regarding how is happiness defined.
By Abdelrahman M•
amazing course and an amazing honest instructor and very well documented and science backed up ideas
By Otto C•
Definitely made me rethink about what I though would make me happy. I highly recommend this course
By Mónica M•
Appropriate course for all people who need to reconnect habits and improve well-being in general.
By Sabrina A•
Great course. Easily accessible, good pace and very engaging and down to earth content. Loved it!
By Andy S•
It was very satisfying course in the right timing! Thank you for this amazing study.
By Jennifer P•
To me this course was very disappointing . The content of the course I feel was not worth the $50 I paid for and only received a printable certificate. Unfortunately I don't feel that the content put together really kept my interest. In my opinion there really was too much information with study results and not enough hands on with truly practicing well being and utilizing that in real life.
By DULCEMARIA G S•
I did not like the course at all. The format is really boring and impersonal. The videos are too long, the content is repetitive. The exams have very specific questions and I did not like Laurie's attitude when teaching "class". Of course it is useful because the theory of this course is very important for life, however I am disappointed in it.
By Lucia P•
I am dropping this course. For starters, it's shocking to see such a high level of disengagement with the Yale students who are attending the course live. The professor is constantly 'pulling teeth' to get them to answer simple interactive questions.
But my bigger issue is this: the video is constantly being interrupted with a prompt to encourage me to purchase a certificate. There's no way to opt out of this happening throughout the video; therefore, I have to stop and start the course continuously. I took an Edx course several years ago called the Science of Happiness that was far more engaging, seamlessly interactive.
By Ananta S•
it is not what I expected a course to be. i have done many courses here but this one is the worst experience I ever had . nothing innovative to hold your attention , only boring lectures and a boring non interactive spokesperson .
By Mary H•
I had major ethical disagreements with the content of the course
By Ali A Z•
I have completed the course but why don’t I get the certificate?
By Omar B M•
By Satinder G•
The course was very enriching and gave new insights into the science of well-being. The concepts covered are very relevant, especially the focus on positive psychology. Special kudos to Prof. Laurie Santos for putting together this beautiful course. In the times in which we are living, it is important for evolved minds like Prof. Laurie to come forward and extend their influence on large sections of society to change the course of the current discourse. We need inclusion, of all...humans, our nature, and everything around, in our concept of growth and progress. We have allowed things to drift too far. It's time that positivity by evolved and spiritual souls like Prof. Laurie is spread more and more. It's time for action. As I complete this course, a thought that crossed my mind was...wow...I have done a course from Yale, a thought which is so uplifting. Thanks Prof. Laurie and thanks Yale University .
By Shawn E•
The class was well organized and the modules were easy to work through. I enjoyed learning about the latest research about happiness, the importance of social connections, meditation, and how to create new habits and goal setting strategies. Although I "know" about these things through my experience, it was insightful to learn some of the science behind these practices. The professor did a good job too, and I enjoyed the videos of her with the students in a discussion class, as well as the interviews. Finally, I have a list of some books and TED talks to check out. One thing I'm curious about... Was this class recorded before the CoVid crisis? It was very valuable to me after 9 months of shutdown and quarantine, and I think others would find it helpful to cope as well. Thank you.
By Deleted A•
The course was very interesting and enriching. It provided me insights into the psychological perspective on how an Individual can train oneself towards making the best out of whatever life has offered . It has helped me see the silver-lining that surrounds the dark cloud of difficulty or adversity. This course has helped me in a big way to make my NEW-YEAR resolutions, to lead a more meaningful life.
May I express my heartfelt gratitude to the Course teacher, Laurie Santos and her team of experts. They were truly inspiring and meticulously chosen for the sessions. Overall the course was truly absorbing and of course the "Re-wirement exercises" were nice.
Many best wishes for the New Year-2021 in advance, to the entire community at Yale.
By Riley C•
This is an incredible class! I cannot recommend it enough! I really encourage anyone to check it out. I was going through a bit of a low point when I began, and now I just feel like I have a fresh perspective on things around me. We took a pre test and a post test with this class and my happiness levels nearly doubled from start to finish. I mean if that isn't enough evidence of what an excellent class this is, I don't know what is! Also the professor is someone young and relatable, and the examples are very 'real life', so that is always awesome! Check it out!
I enjoyed the course more than expected. :) Great examples of studies and resources for deep dive. Practical and useful information to rewire your habit, but also I learned why we should change the habit, what obstacles can we face, and how everybody will need to be patient in building them.
Definitely recommended if you seek more than just a checklist and best practices.