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The Science of Well-Being

In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life. THE SCIENCE OF WELL BEING WAS PRODUCED IN PART DUE TO THE GENEROUS FUNDING OF THE DAVID F. SWENSEN FUND FOR INNOVATION IN TEACHING.
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Rating 4.8 based on 1,314 ratings
Length 11 weeks
Starts Mar 23 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
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Instructor Laurie Santos
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Language English
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science of well-being in 20 reviews

Perfect While in while in an Uber driver suggested that I check out the Yale science of well-being course which I did I signed up for and I'm very very impressed thank you.Doug Dvorak Many thanks for the team of Yale University and especially to Mrs. Santos!

I love this course "The Science of Well-Being" with Professor Laurie Santos.

I highly suggest this course as it is full in theoretical and practical information on science of well-being.

I can't say enough about The Science of Well-Being - when the time and mindset are on point, this course is life-changing.

I found this course very helpful to learn more about the science of well-being.

I really liked the Science of Well-Being course.

This is the best course that I have taken about the Science of Well-Being.

The material she offers is truly significant in understanding the science of well-being.

This course came into my life at the proper timing...The Science of Well-being helped me take responsibility to my own wellness.

The Science of Well-Being teaches us that Gratitude, Kindess, Meditation , Exercise and Sleep play such a critical role in our happiness and day to day lives.

To me in the present world "The Science of Well-Being " is most essential one to learn and make it in practice...

This is a brilliant course to understand both the theory and the practical tools behind the science of well-being.

The Science of Well-Being is a class that is designed to make a difference in your life; not only for the course but the rest of your life when applied.

But that approach would likely not only result in limited understanding of the science of well-being and happiness, but a missed opportunity for a positive change in one's life.

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professor laurie santos in 18 reviews

Professor Laurie Santos is absolutely fabulous.

Professor Laurie Santos is a wonderful teacher.

Thank you Yale University and Professor Laurie Santos.

However, Professor Laurie Santos is a great communicator making complex information easy to understand to even people that don't have a Psychology degree.

It is presented by a delightful Professor Laurie Santos who makes her videos engaging, and presented with Peer-Reviewed-Scientific-Articles that are convincing.

This Professor Laurie Santos was an excellent guide.

My congrats to Professor Laurie Santos and her team.

Regards from Peru.Melissa Barrera Tomas This was a great course taught by smart, engaging and funny Professor Laurie Santos.

Thank you professor Laurie Santos.

Professor Laurie Santos has engaged students, like me, who live thousands of miles from YALE.

All modules are very nicely designed and introduced so nicely by Professor Laurie Santos.

Start find your way to well-being from the inside It is concrete, accurate, easy to follow and really brings more happiness to your life when the practice becomes a habit.Thank you so much professor Laurie Santos!

very clear elucidation with detailed exploration and narration Its an amazing course and special thanks to Professor Laurie Santos for all her efforts and her time.

Thank you Professor Laurie Santos for offering wonderful course and teaching very useful lifelong lesson irrespective of age and boundaries.

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easy to follow in 18 reviews

Packed with content, this course is easy to follow, understand and is relevant to the overall goal.

Easy to follow, interesting, scientifically backed, and just a joy to participate in.

The casual discussion format is easy to follow, and several times I've found myself surprised at the inaccuracies of what I thought I knew about increasing happiness versus what I've learned in this course.

Easy to follow and very practical.

Easy to follow, engaging, easy to put into practice and very rewarding.

Everything is well-planned, interesting and easy to follow.

The course is well organized, the information and delivery is easy to follow.

Prof Santos' conversational teaching style is easy to follow - just great.

Easy to follow course.

It is easy to follow and will have a high impact on your life if you are prepared and open to learn.

The professor was easy to follow along and made the content relatable and relevant.

I felt like it was beneficial to me and It was easy to follow.

The course is very well set-up in such a manner that it is not only easy to follow but also simple to implement; many examples of every day life are used, which facilitates understanding.

Professor Santos delivers excellent and engaging lectures that are easy to follow but packed with useful information.

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not only in 21 reviews

There are not only insights to help us understand what's coming in our way but also the techniques to clear the path.

It' not only theory.

I shared the knowledge I learned in my work and found it was eye opening not only to myself but others with whom I shared the information.

Not only is the scientific education informative but this course helps to build skills, techniques and strategies on creating a life of wellness.

Focused on behavior change and not only knowledge, which is great.

I think many people could benefit not only from this specific course, but from the less traditional way of taking the class.

Thank you very much professor, I enjoyed every part of the course, I appreciate your hard work and I have learnt so much from you This Course of Well Being Changed my Whole life , its not only theoretical but also practical with brain rewiring ,the only con of the course is that it misses the sexual well being part I've only completed the first week but so far I love the content!

Not only this course changed my life perspective but enriched the lives of the people around me Amazing course, I recommend it to everyone.

I learned a tremendous amount that is not only been great for me but I am also sharing some of the knowledge with my therapy clients to help them live happier lives....such interesting information!

I found a lot of helpful tips and it really made me think about things that I needed to change in my life to not only be happier but more successful at the things I'm doing.

Not only was it scientifically proven that it is possible to be happy again no matter what your life scenario is, it literally increased my pre-course happiness scores.

The special in that course is that it not only theoretical one, but force you to take thing into practice.

:) Not only does it focus on comprehensive coverage on all technical skills or action item suggestions, but it also provides theory analysis, and there is a 4-week rewire challenge at the end to help you actually make some changes, make a move in your life.

I felt it was not only scientific but truthful, logical, doable.

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life changing in 19 reviews

Life changing!

It is surely life changing.

Truly and life changing course that has changed the course of my life... Where do I start?

The statistics, related studies, and articles were monumental and life changing.

Amazing, life changing and enjoyable course!

the life changing course.

I really enjoyed it and feel this course as a new beginning Very beneficial, helps in mastering some life changing habits.

Exceptional It was life changing.

Life changing !

Most importantly, the "homework" (which I will be doing after the course ends) is both feasible, engaging, and life changing.

Very enlightening and hopefully life changing course.

At first I was skeptical of taking this course but once I started it has been a life changing journey.

Life Changing!

Two words: life changing.

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highly recommended in 17 reviews

Highly recommended for anyone who can see benefits in feeling more upbeat, more aware, more energetic and simply happier on a day-to-day basis.

Highly recommended!!!!

Highly recommended for everyone!

Highly Recommended....

Highly recommended course.

Highly recommended and very practical to understand happiness in life Excellent materials and practices.

Highly recommended.

Highly recommended I enjoyed this class, the instructor seemed very personable and relatable.

It is highly recommended Life changing.

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positive psychology in 17 reviews

Good job Laurie :( A good practical review of some of the most interesting findings in positive psychology.

The course introduces you with some basic ideas of positive psychology.

It enables to apply useful strategies from positive psychology in order to be happier and healthier.

What is the most enjoyable is the mix of a lot of detailed studies by the best professors on the Positive psychology and practical daily routines to start implementing from day 1.Do not hesitate a single second to get involved with Laurie Santos and all the YAle students who have followed these lessons.Nicolas That was informative and fun.

thanks Coursera A really good course about positive psychology.

Very insightful first half talking about research on well-being and positive psychology.

i really enjoyed the learning and feel I know a lot more about positive psychology and wellness.

I have read books about positive psychology before but this course is brilliantly structured and presented to help you to really internalise the research findings and implement them in your life.

I previously took the Positive Psychology course from the University of Pennsylvania, which was excellent.

I have been studying happiness and positive psychology and the course was a way to see everything integrated and get ideas on how to put that information in practice.

This course has saved me countless hours that I would have spent reading positive psychology books.

A fantastic learning opportunity to understand both the empirical science of positive psychology and emotional wellbeing counterpointed with behaviour change concepts to learn how we develop and build positive habits.

I'm following this up with the Positive psychology specialisation and let's see where this takes me.

An excellent course for purposes of advanced education in the area of positive psychology, with the provision of updated, research based information provided by Dr. Santos.

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highly recommend this course in 10 reviews

Highly recommend this course IF you are willing to dedicate your time to not just learning the material, but to the actual application of it to your own life on a daily basis.

I would highly recommend this course to other students.

I would highly recommend this course to all who would experiment with the rewirement suggestions and conscientiously follow the discussed strategies.

I highly recommend this course for personal development.

I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about happiness.

I highly recommend this course.

I highly recommend this course to students and anyone that wants to improve their health.

I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking at how to increase their sense of well-being.

I highly recommend this course as we could all us see and happiness in our lives.

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every day in 13 reviews

I've never been more aware of my inner self, noticing happiness every day for the rest of my life.

All the concepts are very applicable to every day life!

I can't remember a single professor from my Columbia courses concerned about our self-esteem so much to remind us every day that we were at Columbia.

I meditated every day but after a while, I stopped tracking it in the app because I didn't like having to fill out a new event each time.

My happiness increased and I learned some valuable life strategies that I hope to utilize every day going forward.

I wrote in a journal for a month about 3 things I am grateful for every day.

Thank you.. thank you so much for giving me some tools to use every day.

Thank you for making me aware of savoring, and friendships and constantly working toward being happy every day!

I honestly lived this course every day, and it worked.

I will continue working to meditate every day, it is the commitment that I have with myself.

For whatever the reason, this class has helped me TREMENDOUSLY put things into perspective and helped me to see exactly why I kept feeling like I should have more, or feel happier or be more satisfied and the tools that it has been providing thus far, have genuinely made a profound impact on the way I view every day life and all that I have taken for granted for so long.

Living the good life weans you feel happy and fulfilled every day.

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everyone should take in 8 reviews

A wonderful course everyone should take!

A quality course everyone should take, especially after you've started your career or overloaded with school.

I think everyone should take this course.

I would go so far as to say this is not only life-changing, but that everyone should take this class.

Everyone should take it.

Anyone and everyone should take it.

Seal of approval on this course :) Excellent course to get an overview of the current state-of-the art of Positive Psychology and evidence-based approaches and interventions to increase your well-being (or the wellbeing of your clients) everyone should take this course! This course was an excellent reminder to focus on what counts.

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makes us happy in 8 reviews

I am in my late sixties but have learnt a great deal about what makes us happy (and what doesn't) and have now got the tools to make changes in my own life.

Really enjoyed learning about the ways to live a Good Life, and the statistics surrounding what we think makes us happy, as opposed to what actually does.

Loved the practical "rewiring" assignments that helped me with understanding what really makes us happy.

What I liked the most about it is how gradually destroys the misconceptions that we have about what makes us happy and what that thing makes us happy.

Cheers A great course to understand what really makes us happy and how to develop the habits that will make you most positive and happy in your daily life.

I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course and I learned so much about the misconceptions we have when it comes to what we think makes us happy.

Opens your eyes to what "really" makes us happy, it's not what you think!

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our minds in 11 reviews

Incredible course - it opens our minds on what we do and think in order to make our life happier.

I liked the academic context for this rich subject and learned so much such as how our minds are so bad at estimating what will make us happy.

Great course... provides the science behind well-being and how our minds can trip us up.

Easy explanations to understand our minds and learn some strategies to increase happiness.

If we stop and and truly think, our minds are leading us astray.

I particularly enjoyed learning about how sometimes our minds can lead us astray.

Thank you for enhancing our lives and shifting our mindset to a more meaningful, fulfilling one!

Baased on studies and scientific research, proves that happiness can be reached if we work on ourselves and our mindset.

Great insights into how our minds operate around the concept of happiness.

It offers practical ways to on how to overcome the obstacles in our minds to be able to put the practices learned during this course in daily use to maintain our well-being.

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Rating 4.8 based on 1,314 ratings
Length 11 weeks
Starts Mar 23 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
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Instructor Laurie Santos
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Tags Personal Development

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