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Comentários e feedback de alunos de Uma vida de alegrias e realizações da instituição Indian School of Business

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Sobre o curso

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. For Coursera learners alone, the hardcover version of the book is available for a deep discount of 50%, plus shipping and handling. You can order the hardcover for 50% off by writing to Aaron at: Please mention that you are a student of the "coursera happiness course" in your email. 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 to also be significantly happier....

Melhores avaliações


23 de abr de 2018

Excellent course, Professor Raj is great. I found it very helpful to see what types of personality traits I have that may contribute to my happiness level and possible approaches to dealing with them.


23 de jan de 2017

This course is a joy! I cannot recommend it highly enough. Practical advice based on long-term research, interviews with worldwide experts on the topics discussed, and a fabulous professor. So great!

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por Anna

28 de jun de 2020

Love the presenter, really nice and positive guy. However, not a fan of the content of the course. The idea of teaching happiness is an interesting one, but not well executed here, hence why I'm dropping out. Most suggestions are very basic and common sense and there is a lack of philosophical and cultural dimensions. Some research conclusions also lack basic critical reasoning skills eg survey where people wished for 3 things and only 6% wished for happiness. Well what about considering that the 3 things people wished for were what they thought would make them happy? Some research conclusions in the course have serious gaps and are too black and white for my liking.

por Marta H

10 de mar de 2016

The class was absolutely Wonderful, however I don't have the time to go at a student's pace (work , hom, life in general). I was trying to go back and finish week 6 video #4 but was unable to open the course! I want to llearn I wasn't aware there was a time limit to learn happiness. :(

por Deleted A

16 de jun de 2020

Happiness is when your life fulfills your needs.

In other words, happiness comes when you feel satisfied and fulfilled. Happiness is a feeling of contentment, that life is just as it should be. Perfect happiness, enlightenment, comes when you have all of your needs satisfied.

por Shyanne R

17 de ago de 2018

A lot of information and time spent on watching lectures. I find courses more enjoyable when there is a smaller amount of information, but more in-depth. My rating my change as the course continues.

por girija r

9 de ago de 2015


por Nihan G

9 de dez de 2015

That was very informative and motivating course. I wish the quiz was not that detail oriented and hard..

por Zahraa A

19 de dez de 2019

A great and fun course ❤ though the technical glitches while grading are a bit inconvenient

por �UDAY S M

15 de ago de 2020

It was a good experience to learn about happiness. Enjoyed it.

por Marina B

6 de fev de 2016

It is a reasonable well-delivered course given the topic

por josephine p

24 de jan de 2022

Course was too long and eo were y er in 15 utes

por Elisa B

1 de mar de 2016

Good, simple, quite complete to a happier life.

por Sampa K

16 de ago de 2020

Certificate delay was a big problem to me

por Prerak S

6 de mai de 2020

Quite a lengthy course

por Dean M

10 de set de 2017

excellent course

por Anil K P

13 de jul de 2021

Not expected

por Tzouliana T

29 de abr de 2016

a bit boring

por Aryan Y

10 de set de 2018

Good course

por Deblina B

24 de mai de 2020

Very good

por Wang J

16 de set de 2015


por Supichaya S

8 de mai de 2020


por Sunita P

26 de abr de 2020


por Kashyap K

2 de jan de 2022

content was kinda ok-ish.......but the length of this course was too long to be put in the MIXED category.......really long course......another problem is that there were too many questions in between the videos and the lectures were too over-acted at some places.......the lectures werent too engaging too........

por Сергей

27 de dez de 2015

This course is for people who are already relatively happy. Tasks are impossible for those who are not happy. Personally i couldn't define happines and couldn't remember anyone who i am grateful to


23 de fev de 2021

No certificate is being issued. During the course, mails were prompt but not having any updates about why the certificate is pending.

por Edwar Z R

21 de jun de 2021

The topics in the videos are redundant and unnecessarily long. Many of the videos can be summarized in less than 3 minutes