What you'll learn
Misconceptions About Happiness
Why Our Expectations are so Bad
How Can We Overcome Our Biases
Stuff that Really Makes Us Happy
Putting Strategies into Practice
Start Your Final Rewirement Challenge
Continue Your Rewirement Challenge
Submit Your Final Assignment
“The Science of Well-Being” taught by Professor Laurie Santos overviews what psychological science says about happiness. The purpose of the course is to not only learn what psychological research says about what makes us happy but also to put those strategies into practice. The first part of the course reveals misconceptions we have about happiness and the annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do.
The next part of the course focuses on activities that have been proven to increase happiness along with strategies to build better habits. The last part of the course gives learners time, tips, and social support to work on the final assignment which asks learners to apply one wellness activity aka “Rewirement” into their lives for four weeks.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about The Science of Well-Being
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Laurie Santos – Professor – Psychology
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks