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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....
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HappinessMindfulnessGratitudeMeditation
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Approx. 33 heures pour terminer
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Section
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2 heures pour terminer

Module 1: Course intro and happiness measurement

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Reading
6 vidéos (Total 37 min), 6 lectures
Video6 vidéos
Week 1 video 1: Genesis of the course8 min
Week 1 Video 2: Happiness is a balloon!9 min
Week 1 Video 3: What you can expect and what will it take!7 min
Week 1 Video 4: Measuring happiness1 min
Week 1 Video 5: Introducing the Seven Deadly Happiness Sins7 min
Reading6 lectures
About us: The Happiness Team at ISB10 min
Guest speakers!10 min
Information on graded components10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

Module 2: The 1st sin, habit, and exercise

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Reading
7 vidéos (Total 74 min), 7 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Week 1 Video 7: Devaluing happiness in job-choice11 min
Week 1 Video 8: Three negative misconceptions about happiness10 min
Week 1 Video 9: Why we devalue happiness: Part II9 min
Week 1 Video 10: Prioritize but don't pursue Happiness10 min
Week 1 Video 11: The 1st exercise: Defining and incorporating happiness13 min
Week 1 Video 12: Summary8 min
Reading7 lectures
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Prof. Raj's paper "The Fundamental Happiness Paradox"10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Prof. Raj's paper "Prioritizing vs. Pursuing Happiness" (optional reading)10 min
Assignment #1 (The 1st happiness exercise--defining and incorporating happiness): Important note10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min

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Clock
4 heures pour terminer

Module 3: The 2nd sin, habit, and exercise

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Reading
13 vidéos (Total 125 min), 6 lectures, 2 quiz
Video13 vidéos
Week 2 Video 2: Effects of chasing superiority on happiness11 min
Week 2 Video 3: Is need for superiority important for success?12 min
Week 2 Video 4: Flow is discovered7 min
Week 2 Video 5: Characteristics of flow6 min
Week 2 Video 6: When does flow happen5 min
Week 2 Video 7: Why flow enhances happiness11 min
Week 2 Video 8: Why flow enhances success8 min
Week 2 Video 9: Getting flow back into your life11 min
Week 2 Video 10: A practice for when things are not going well: Self-compassion11 min
Week 2 Video 11: A practice for when things are going well: Gratitude4 min
Week 2 Video 12: The 2nd happiness exercise: Expressing gratitude15 min
Week 2 Video 13: Summary of week 210 min
Reading6 lectures
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Assignment #2 (The 2nd happiness exercise): Important note10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Self-grading for assignment #2 (The 2nd happiness exercise--expressing gratitude)20 min
Quiz 140 min

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5 heures pour terminer

Module 4: The 3rd sin, habit and exercise

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Reading
13 vidéos (Total 118 min), 7 lectures, 1 quiz
Video13 vidéos
Week 3 Video 2: Further evidence of our social nature10 min
Week 3 Video 3: Why neediness lowers happiness7 min
Week 3 Video 4: Why avoidance lowers happiness6 min
Week 3 Video 5: Secure attachment2 min
Week 3 Video 6: An alternative route to belongingness9 min
Week 3 Video 7: Evidence for the need to love and give10 min
Week 3 Video 8: Why the need to love and give enhances happiness6 min
Week 3 Video 9: The rules for giving: When does giving enhance happiness and success?11 min
Week 3 Video 10: The 3rd exercise: Creative altruism10 min
Week 3 Video 11: Summary of week 310 min
Week 3 Video 12: Interview with Nipun Mehta (Optional)22 min
Week 3 Video 13: Mid-course happiness measurement1 min
Reading7 lectures
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Assignment #3 (The 3rd happiness exercise--creative altruism): Important note10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min

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Section
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

Module 5: The 4th sin, habit and exercise

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Reading
13 vidéos (Total 136 min), 3 lectures, 2 quiz
Video13 vidéos
Week 4 Video 2: Why Being Overly Controlling of Others Lowers Happiness7 min
Week 4 Video 3: Why Being Overly Controlling of Outcomes Lowers Happiness11 min
Week 4 Video 4: The Desirability for Control (DC) and Maximizer Scales5 min
Week 4 Video 5: Taking Personal Responsibility for Happiness9 min
Week 4 Video 6: Obstacles to Taking Personal Responsibility11 min
Week 4 Video 7: Internal and External Control as Compensatory Forces7 min
Week 4 Video 8: Learning Simple Emotion Regulation Strategies11 min
Week 4 Video 9: Appreciating Uncertainty and Lack of Control9 min
Week 4 Video 10: The Importance of Leading a Healthier Lifestyle11 min
Week 4 Video 11: Do's and Don'ts of a Healthier Lifestyle11 min
Week 4 Video 12: The 4th Exercise: The Healthy Lifestyle Exercise19 min
Week 4 Video 13: Summary of the Week11 min
Reading3 lectures
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Bonus: Optional readings!10 min
Assignment #4 (The 4th happiness exercise--healthy lifestyle): Important note10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Self-grading for assignment #4 (The 4th happiness exercise: leading a healthy lifestyle)20 min
Quiz 240 min
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par CRApr 24th 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.

par LSJan 24th 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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