The Science of Well-Being

Engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits

About this Course

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.
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What you will learn from this course


Why take this course?

Misconceptions About Happiness

What do we think will make us happy?

Why Our Expectations are so Bad

Why do we mispredict what makes us happy?

How Can We Overcome Our Biases

How we counteract our annoying features of the mind?

Stuff that Really Makes Us Happy

What can we do to improve our happiness?

Putting Strategies into Practice

How can we intentionally put these strategies into practice and build healthier habits?

Start Your Final Rewirement Challenge

What rewirement will you commit to?

Continue Your Rewirement Challenge

How can you rely on others to help you change your behaviours

Continue Your Rewirement Challenge

How can you design your environment to help you change your behaviours?

Submit Your Final Assignment

What mindset can you have to appreciate your progress so far and continue your progress beyond the course?

The Importance of Well-Being

Feelings of well-being are fundamental to the overall health of an individual, enabling them to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what they want out of life.
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Our students love us

Amazing course and amazing instructor. The environment and vibes throughout were positive and helped me feel much happier and understand much more about looking at life through different perspectives.
One of the most useful, empowering and accessible courses I've ever come across. Highly rate it. It's flexible, adaptable and truly has the potential to improve your sense of well-being as you learn!
Great fun way of learning about personal thought processing, attitudes and well-being.
Very helpful course to get me to assess my life and how to make the changes I needed to improve my well-being.
I absolutely enjoyed and learned a lot about happiness from this course. I will definitely recommend it to my peers, as it gets me to the core from my misconceptions to developing the right practices.
This is an outstanding course! I was able to change into a more positive and productive mindset as taught in this course. I highly recommend it to everyone regardless of your profession or background. 
Mario L
I couldn't have asked for a better class to be offered during this time. Got to learn a lot about myself and why I think or do certain things without even thinking about it. Thank you for this course!
Joe H
Meet the instructor

Laurie Santos

Laurie Santos is a Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman Residential College at Yale University. Dr. Santos hosts the popular podcast, The Happiness Lab. Additionally, she is the director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory and the Canine Cognition Center at Yale. She received her A.B. in Psychology and Biology from Harvard University in 1997 and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard in 2003.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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