The science of happiness

Positive Psychology – the science of happiness – is an emerging field dedicated to understanding what makes life most worth living on the basis of rigorous research. Thousands of experiments and studies have been conducted to provide insights into what really makes life good and how you can live more happily and more successfully.

This course gives a practical introduction to positive psychology and shows you little steps that you can take to improve your life.

   28,892 students completed this course

   91% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Manuel Kraus


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91% of students recommend

“It is the useful course for young man like me to understand about what is happiness.”

“Really interesting and inspiring course, I loved it.”

“I`ve always thought “why can`t I just be happy?!” and in this course, i found one great practical thing “Understanding savoring”, it was very important to me, thank you!”


Course plan

Lesson 1. Welcome to the course
Lesson 2. What is happiness?
Lesson 3. Myths of happiness
Lesson 4. Benefits of happiness – the nun study
Lesson 5. The impact of positive emotions
Lesson 6. Practice gratitude
Lesson 7. Writing a gratitude letter
Lesson 8. Understanding savoring
Lesson 9. Understanding self-compassion
Lesson 10. Wrapping it up
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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