Jun 15, 2020
This course helped me think of news ways to think and new ways to reach certain goals that I would have not thought about. It's kind of long but I was interested and completed the course feeling good.
Nov 27, 2019
Loved the practical "rewiring" assignments that helped me with understanding what really makes us happy. Not only this course changed my life perspective but enriched the lives of the people around me
von Ashit S J•
Apr 18, 2019
The course is interesting and amazingly descriptive. I understand that there was a lot of information to be shared, however if the faculty could somehow manage to reduce the Rate of Speech, it would be amazing.
thanks for everything.
von Lim Q•
Mar 25, 2019
I like that there were many studies shared to help individuals understand the concepts. It would have been better if more strategies to change habits were shared. Overall, it is a wonderful course!
von laurence c•
May 18, 2019
This course is fascinating. It helps to think differently and to make great changes in my life. Laurie Santos, the teacher is very nice and encouraging. I'm almost sad that it's finished! Fortunately, no I can practise and improve my daily hapiness.
Thank you very much for this tremendous work. thank you for sharing on Coursera.
von Michelle M•
Apr 10, 2020
This course has a very confusing layout! The "rewirements" are sometimes presented before the course material is presented, so when you try to do them, they reference things you haven't learned yet. Also, you are often asked to skip forward to videos for future weeks, but so much time at the beginning of those videos is spent on recap (again, recap of things you haven't learned yet!) that it's hard to weed through to get to whatever is supposed to be relevant. There are good ideas here for sure, and good science, but seems like they are less confusingly and more entertainingly presented in TED talks that I've watched. I have only done two weeks of this class, but I'm not going to finish for these reasons.
von Steve F S•
Apr 20, 2019
A quality course everyone should take, especially after you've started your career or overloaded with school. It's like hitting the refresh button when living an over scheduled life hour-by-hour.
von Elena C•
Mar 26, 2020
Great information, excellent tools and terrific presentation of the work. Thank you for making this course available far and wide.
von Suzanne m•
May 21, 2019
Best college course I ever took and I plan to review the lectures and materials as needed.
von Aswani R S•
May 13, 2020
When I started this course, my PERMA score was at 8.3 and I always consider myself as a very happy and contented person. I absolutely loved this course- the techniques, the strategies for well being. Thank you so much for this beautiful course. You deserve a five star :)
But I feel that a bunch of losers are taking this program just pull other happy people down. I had submitted two assignments for my peer reviews and they were genuine attempts at creating a happy- well meaning place for myself. However, the peer review tool has been used without grace/ or empathy/ or compassion and I had been consistently given "zero" points, thereby completely discounting my attempt at creating my happy space. How can someone learning to be happy do that to another person, also learning to be happy? I do not understand that- really!
And mind it- it is a very subjective topic. There is no right or wrong answers. There should never be also.
So, please stop giving your happiness at other unhappy people's hands. I hope this course will understand such un-empathetic behaviors and check it.
von Jacob M J R•
Apr 15, 2020
I don't think I like it when a professor says....'so this is like, uncool'
also her G.I. Joe Fallacy isn't really a fallacy.
Certainly there likely to be lots of people who will appreciate her casual approach but I was looking for something more academic and or scholarly.
von Christine C•
Mar 30, 2020
I'm sorry, I couldn't get past the GI Joe Fallacy. Knowing is half the battle. That is the point, knowing is not enough, and it seems this professor doesn't respect this message from the show. I will unsubscribe, as I'm now doubtful this course is worth my time.
von Sarah J A•
Mar 28, 2020
This was an exceptionally personal course for me. It revealed areas in which I need improvement and recognized strengths which were a positive influence in my decision making process. I became aware of the Negative Nudges which caused me to have bad feelings about my ability to achieve or to fit into a group.
Professor Santos was very knowledgeable and involved with her class, as evidenced by looking at the students and friendly interaction during the question and answer sessions. She was believable and her attitude helped me to make the necessary mind changes which resulted in my test scores rising.
I had a bit of difficulty in understanding her speaking "student language" versus the standard "lecture" style. By the end of the class I was comfortable with her happy, giving style. However, to get the best out of the class, I printed all the lectures and highlighted important points. This was very helpful in reviewing the chapter, and suggested readings.
With a double Major in Music Performance and Psychology, I would love to Mentor this class, as we had very little interaction with mentors (some questions have been waiting to be answered for over 2 years. My final score was 100 and I am committed to helping others by posting on the forum and grading 350 + tests. I have much to learn and will continue with WOOP
Thank you for offering this excellent class. Sarah J. Anthony
von Deleted A•
Apr 29, 2020
Honestly, everything presented seemed painfully obvious to me. I confess to being more than a little shocked that the results of many of the studies are presented as if they are a new revelation and not something humans have already known for millennia. Virtually all philosophers/religions have taught the same truths and I think my grandparents (who lived through WWI, the depression, and WWII) would be shocked to know that people alive now have to be these basic truths about happiness.
von Anita R•
Jan 21, 2020
Great course! Very practical tools based on scientific research. The professor was clear and had fun slides.
One distracting and slightly annoying part of the class was the number of times the professor said "Yale" in every single lecture. I think I counted 6 times in one lecture. 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. Plus, with this being a class about social comparison, constantly remind Coursera students that they're not at Yale isn't exactly effective.
Even so - that was a minor thing and I did really enjoy this class. I'd recommend making the app a little easier to track, for example being able to auto-fill items for today that you did yesterday. 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. Also - it asks to connect to an account but I don't want anyone seeing my data except Yale researchers.
von Nita-May W•
Sep 29, 2019
I successfully completed and passed the science of wellbeing course on my mobile phone. Thank you Professor Santos for your valuable insights, your style of tutoring enabled me to enjoy learning about the various topics you presented. The Yale student community forums were also amazing.
von Amey C•
Mar 18, 2020
Great course! I definitely will carry the learnings from this course in my daily life, and am looking forward to continuing with the rewirements.
Definitely recommend this to everyone who wants to learn (or re-learn) to be happy.
von Jessica R•
Jun 16, 2020
Love this course! Best class I’ve taken. I teach Social Skills and there are so many things I can incorporate into my classes as well as tools I can use in my own life! - Thank You!
von Szandra v H•
Mar 27, 2020
Wonderful course! Health begins with a healthy mind: a positive mind that sees the beauty in everyday life and in the people around us.
von Alicia d l P d L•
Mar 22, 2020
I really have learned a lot.
The videos are kind of long sometimes, but I've enjoyed the activities.
What I liked the most was the app.
I will keep on using it.
And I'd like to know if some time soon the teacher will share the results of her research in an article or a paper. Please keep us updated.
von Angela M•
Mar 26, 2020
Fantastic course. What a gift you give the world!
von Warren C•
Apr 16, 2018
A good practical review of some of the most interesting findings in positive psychology. Largely delivers well on what it promises. However, some of the studies covered are over-interpreted. For example, most studies in psychology suggest general trends across a group of people rather than sure-fire solutions that will work for everyone, but I would say that the latter claim is implied pretty often in this course. Also, the material related to Brian Wansink's research should be omitted, because his research has been called into serious question lately.
von Katherine E A•
Mar 28, 2020
Almost everything about the course was fun and useable. I was able to learn and apply a lot, hence the 4 stars. However, the peer-grading seems altogether unnecessary. I believe, as adults, we are accountable to ourselves and having to judge someone else's journey felt wrong and antithetical to all parties having an authentic experience. It took the magic out of the course for me almost instantaneously and after learning that grades don't make you happy within the course, this grading and being graded aspect ruined it.
von Erika K•
Feb 23, 2019
Very good class. I do wish it was a bit more intellectually challenging. I'm not sure if it was made palatable for the general public or if this is the level of instruction at Yale.
von Liron S•
Oct 02, 2019
Learned few interesting and useful things from the course, but found it to be somewhat boring. Also, in order to get a certificate there is a need to review a peer final work submission, the system didn't capture review that I did and now I have to come back and look for one to review since none exist now (improve the software Coursera and also create notification based on a queue).
von Laura C•
Mar 27, 2020
PLEASE STOP ASKING ME IF I WANT TO BUY THE CERTIFICATE.
I'm only in part 1 of this course and it's enough to make me drop it.
I'm only choosing 2 stars now bc it won't let me proceed without picking an amount. I'll know more at the end how it really goes.