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A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment, Indian School of Business

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What are the determinants of a happy and fulfilling life? This is surely one of life’s biggest questions, and a question that has interested many of our ancestors. Buddha famously gave up his kingdom in search of happiness. Several Greek philosophers (from Aristotle to Epicurus and Plato to Socrates) had their own views on what it takes to be happy. And of course, we all have our own theories about happiness too. How valid are our theories? Until recently, if you wished for an answer to this question, you would've been forced to base it on discussions with spiritual leaders. Or, if you were lucky, you could've based it on late-night (and perhaps intoxicant-fueled) conversations with friends and family. Happily, all that has changed now. Over the past decade-and-a-half, scientists have gotten into the act big time. We now have a pretty good idea of what it takes to lead a happy and fulfilling life. This course, based on the award-winning class offered both at the Indian School of Business and at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, developed by Prof. Raj Raghunathan (aka "Dr. Happy-smarts") draws content from a variety of fields, including psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral decision theory to offer a tested and practical recipe for leading a life of happiness and fulfillment. Although not mandatory, reading Prof. Raj's forthcoming book, titled If you're so smart, why aren't you happy? can help you review and assimilate the material covered in this book at your leisure. For Coursera learners alone, the hardcover version of the book is available for a deep discount of 50%, plus shipping and handling. You can order the hardcover for 50% off by writing to Aaron at: Aaron@800ceoread.com. Please mention that you are a student of the "coursera happiness course" in your email. The course will feature guest appearances by several well-known thought leaders, including: - Dan Ariely (author of Predictably Irrational and, soon to be released, Irrationally Yours), - Ed Diener (“Dr. Happiness”), - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (author of Flow), By taking this course, you will discover the answers to questions such as: - Why aren’t the smart-and-the-successful as happy as they could—or should—be - What are the “7 Deadly Happiness Sins” that even the smart and the successful commit?, and - What are the “7 Habits of the Highly Happy” and how can you implement them in your life? By the end of the course, I expect students who have been diligent with the lectures and exercises to not just gain a deeper understanding of the science of happiness, but to also be significantly happier....

Top-Bewertungen

von CR

Apr 24, 2018

Excellent course, Professor Raj is great. I found it very helpful to see what types of personality traits I have that may contribute to my happiness level and possible approaches to dealing with them.

von LS

Jan 24, 2017

This course is a joy! I cannot recommend it highly enough. Practical advice based on long-term research, interviews with worldwide experts on the topics discussed, and a fabulous professor. So great!

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von Meena Balimane Sharma

May 25, 2019

Aloha!

Being a part of this study group has made me more concious of LIFE. At the end of it all what matters is Happiness.

von Diana Carolina Paternina de la Ossa

May 25, 2019

Ótimo, Excelente conteúdo, prático e divisor de aguas na real e com respaldo de estudos de fundamento.

von Uzoewulu chioma Lucy

May 24, 2019

i really want to thank the administrators of this firm, for making this course available and also the first course to be treated in cousera. thanks to prof.Raj and all other lecturers and collaborators.

I LOVE YOU

God's blessings on you all always.

von Tania Arzate Godinez

May 23, 2019

Es el mejor curso que he tomado, gracias por crearlo y compartir toda esa información.

von Edilãine dos Santos Queiroz

May 20, 2019

O curso é maravilhoso.Superou as minhas expectativas.Foi uma oportunidade incrível e muito enriquecedora.

von Leonardo Jiménez Carreño

May 03, 2019

Excellent option for changing our mind!

von Klara Feliciana Brito Medeiros

Apr 29, 2019

Perfect!

von Katarzyna Włodyka

Apr 29, 2019

really nice course i learned a lot. I practice mindfullnes every day

von Heather Johnson

Apr 26, 2019

Love this course Positive and practical!

von Carolyn Hermakowski

Apr 22, 2019

Professor was inspiring and entertaining as he taught a lot of top scientific content. Very engaging. Would take the course again!