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A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment (Coursera)

A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment (Coursera)

A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment is a free online MOOC Course, Offered by the Indian School of Business (ISB) via Coursera.

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Overview

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.

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 also be significantly happier.

Syllabus

WEEK 1

  • Module 1: Course intro and happiness measurement
  • Module 2: The 1st sin, habit, and exercise

WEEK 2

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

WEEK 3

  • Module 4: The 3rd sin, habit, and exercise

WEEK 4

  • Module 5: The 4th sin, habit, and exercise

WEEK 5

  • Module 6: The 5th sin, habit, and exercise
  • Module 7: The 6th sin, habit, and exercise

WEEK 6

  • Module 8: The 7th sin, habit, and exercise
  • Module 9: Summary and Concluding Remarks

Teacher

  • Dr. Rajagopal Raghunathan

Additional information

Course Delivery

Online

Course Efforts

27 Hours

Course Enrollment

Free

Course Language

English

Course Length

6 Weeks

Course Level

Mixed

Course Provider

Course School

Course Subtitles

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Flexible Learning

Yes

Verified Certificate

Paid

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