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Subtitles: English, Spanish

Skills you will gain

GratitudeHappinessMeditationSavoring

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction

Why take this course?

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4 videos (Total 14 min), 8 readings
8 readings
Welcome Letter from Professor Santos5m
Course Requirements10m
Course Rewirements5m
Rewirement Tracking10m
Measure Your Happiness and Discover Your Strengths10m
Optional Pre-Course Surveys10m
References & Notes10m
Ways to Learn More10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Misconceptions About Happiness

What do we think will make us happy?

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7 videos (Total 63 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Part 2 - Money11m
Part 3 - Awesome Stuff, True Love, Perfect Body & Good Grades12m
Annoying Features of the Mind8m
Question & Answer21m
3 readings
Savoring & Gratitude10m
References & Notes10m
Ways to Learn More10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz12m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Why Our Expectations are so Bad

Why do we mispredict what makes us happy?

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8 videos (Total 64 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Annoying Feature #226m
Annoying Feature #37m
Annoying Feature #413m
Annoying Features Summary1m
Question & Answer9m
3 readings
Kindness & Social Connection10m
References & Notes10m
Ways to Learn More10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz14m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

How Can We Overcome Our Biases

How we counteract our annoying features of the mind?

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7 videos (Total 73 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Part 2 - Thwart Hedonic Adaptation20m
Part 3 - Reset Your Reference Points19m
Overcome Biases Summary2m
Question & Answer10m
3 readings
Exercise & Sleep10m
References & Notes10m
Ways to Learn More10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz12m
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Top reviews from The Science of Well-Being

By ENMay 31st 2019

I absolutely enjoyed and learned a lot about happiness from this course. I will definitely recommend it to my peers, as it gets me to the core from my misconceptions to developing the right practices.

By GKJun 3rd 2019

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.

Instructor

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Laurie Santos

Professor
Psychology

About Yale University

For more than 300 years, Yale University has inspired the minds that inspire the world. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale brings people and ideas together for positive impact around the globe. A research university that focuses on students and encourages learning as an essential way of life, Yale is a place for connection, creativity, and innovation among cultures and across disciplines. ...

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