The Science of Well-Being
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assignment Level : Introductive
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language Subtitles : Spanish
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“The Science of Well-Being” taught by Professor Laurie Santos overviews what psychological science says about happiness. The purpose of the course is to not only learn what psychological research says about what makes us happy but also to put those strategies into practice. The first part of the course reveals misconceptions we have about happiness and the annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do. The next part of the course focuses on activities that have been proven to increase happiness along with strategies to build better habits. The last part of the course gives learners time, tips, and social support to work on the final assignment which asks learners to apply one wellness activity aka "Rewirement" into their lives for four weeks.

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SEMAINE 1 - Introduction
Why take this course?

SEMAINE 2 - Misconceptions About Happiness
What do we think will make us happy?

SEMAINE 3 - Why Our Expectations are so Bad
Why do we mispredict what makes us happy?

SEMAINE 4 - How Can We Overcome Our Biases
How we counteract our annoying features of the mind?

SEMAINE 5 - Stuff that Really Makes Us Happy
What can we do to improve our happiness?

SEMAINE 6 - Putting Strategies into Practice
How can we intentionally put these strategies into practice and build healthier habits?

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Instructors

Laurie Santos
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Psychology

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Yale University
For more than 300 years, Yale University has inspired the minds that inspire the world. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale brings people and ideas together for positive impact around the globe. A research university that focuses on students and encourages learning as an essential way of life, Yale is a place for connection, creativity, and innovation among cultures and across disciplines.
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Coursera

Coursera is a digital company offering massive open online course founded by computer teachers Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller Stanford University, located in Mountain View, California. 

Coursera works with top universities and organizations to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in many subjects, including: physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, data science, and other subjects.

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