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GratitudeHappinessMeditationSavoring

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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 19 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?...
4 videos (Total 14 min), 8 readings
4 videos
Become Happier by Learning & Applying Psychological Science4m
Why This Course Exists3m
What is the G.I. Joe Fallacy?4m
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? ...
7 videos (Total 63 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Gratitude56s
Part 1 - Good Job7m
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?...
8 videos (Total 64 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Social Connection46s
Annoying Feature #14m
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?...
7 videos (Total 73 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Sleep56s
Part 1 - Rethink "Awesome Stuff"18m
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
Week
5
3 hours to complete

Stuff that Really Makes Us Happy

What can we do to improve our happiness?...
11 videos (Total 145 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Good Job21m
Good Grades18m
Kindness10m
Interview with Elizabeth Dunn15m
Social Connection12m
Interview with Nicholas Epley22m
Time Affluence6m
Mind Control18m
Healthy Practices10m
Question & Answer6m
3 readings
Meditation & Gratitude Visit10m
References & Notes10m
Ways to Learn More10m
1 practice exercise
Week 5 Quiz18m
Week
6
2 hours to complete

Putting Strategies into Practice

How can we intentionally put these strategies into practice and build healthier habits?...
5 videos (Total 69 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Part 2 - Goal Setting13m
Interview with Gabriele Oettingen32m
Question & Answer11m
Recap3m
3 readings
Mystery Rewirement10m
References & Notes10m
Ways to Learn More10m
1 practice exercise
Week 6 Quiz14m
Week
7
1 hour to complete

Start Your Final Rewirement Challenge

What rewirement will you commit to for the next 4 weeks?...
1 video (Total 1 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 readings
Final Rewirement Challenge10m
Pro Tip2m
Handout10m
1 practice exercise
End of Week 1 Quiz2m
Week
8
20 minutes to complete

Continue Your Rewirement Challenge

How can you rely on others to help you change your behaviors?...
1 video (Total 1 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
2 readings
Pro Tip2m
Handout10m
1 practice exercise
End of Week 2 Quiz2m
Week
9
20 minutes to complete

Continue Your Rewirement Challenge

How can you design your environment to help you change your behaviors?...
1 video (Total 1 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
2 readings
Pro Tip2m
Handout10m
1 practice exercise
End of Week 3 Quiz2m
Week
10
2 hours to complete

Submit Your Final Assignment

What mindset can you have to appreciate your progress so far and continue your progress beyond the course? ...
4 videos (Total 23 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Congratulations on Completing Your Challenge!1m
Students Discuss Their Rewirement Challenges19m
Conclusion1m
5 readings
Pro Tip2m
Handout10m
Measure Your Happiness10m
Contribute to Research10m
Optional Post-Course Surveys10m
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Top Reviews

By MVJan 31st 2019

This is an outstanding course! I was able to change into a more positive and productive mindset as taught in this course. I highly recommend it to everyone regardless of your profession or background.

By RWAug 10th 2018

So far so good. I enjoy the savoring and the gratitude i am continuing with. I am sharing my experiences and findings with my friends. They are happy to hear what i am explaining to them. Thanks, Bob

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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