The Science of Well-Being (Coursera)

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The Science of Well-Being (Coursera)
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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THE SCIENCE OF WELL BEING WAS PRODUCED IN PART DUE TO THE GENEROUS FUNDING OF THE DAVID F. SWENSEN FUND FOR INNOVATION IN TEACHING.


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Introduction


WEEK 2

Misconceptions About Happiness

What do we think will make us happy?


WEEK 3

Why Our Expectations are so Bad

Why do we mispredict what makes us happy?


WEEK 4

How Can We Overcome Our Biases

How we counteract our annoying features of the mind?


WEEK 5

Stuff that Really Makes Us Happy

What can we do to improve our happiness?


WEEK 6

Putting Strategies into Practice

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


WEEK 7

Start Your Final Rewirement Challenge

What rewirement will you commit to for the next 4 weeks?


WEEK 8

Continue Your Rewirement Challenge

How can you rely on others to help you change your behaviors?


WEEK 9

Continue Your Rewirement Challenge

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


WEEK 10

Submit Your Final Assignment

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



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