May 31, 2019
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.
Jan 31, 2019
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.
创建者 August T•
Apr 20, 2020
This course couldn't have come at a better time. Learning positive psychology during such a wild worldwide event surrounded by a negative news cycle has been the lifeline I didn't know I needed. I'll be taking these tools forward with me until the end of time and am so grateful that I will be able to revisit the material to keep it fresh. Thank you Yale and Dr. Santos for building this very succinct and easy to follow curriculum.
创建者 Shawn A•
Aug 23, 2019
This course was like awakening a GIANT. I am now a different human with superpowers and I have been UNLEASHED. Thank you.
This completely aligns with my passion and purpose in life. I am professionally a Life Coach and have been that for many years. I have changed thousands of lives and this course has now given me a new set of tools from which to guide my clients, friends, students and family. Oh, so much FUN ahead.
Game on, World!!
创建者 Drew D W•
May 09, 2020
Excellent; 2 main benefits, for me:
1) Even if many of the learnings were intuitive, adding scientific rigor adds a valuable additional perspective that basic things are really good for our health!
2) You can never be reminded enough of these healthy habits. Even if you already know it all, I find myself in an improved mood just going through the course -- it has an impact on how likely I am to hold myself to these habits.
创建者 Markéta M•
May 14, 2020
I already knew (or hear about) the things that were discussed within this course, but as was said - knowing is NOT half the battle. I did not know how to apply it into my real life, not to just know it, but know how to use it, how to benefit from it. It helped me to realize things that can actually increase my everyday happiness, now it is up to me and only me to start using them. The course is very well prepared and fun to do.
Feb 06, 2020
This course allowed me to look into my soul and evaluate what I really needed to be happy and what I found out was that all I really needed was to stop comparing myself to others. I come from a family that showed little love and was taught from day 1 that "Little Girls were meant to be seen not heard." I realize now that this is me and I need to love me and love my life, it doesn't matter what other people think. Thank you.
创建者 Melissa J•
May 28, 2020
I really enjoyed this course and was amazed at the structure, content and references presented. The course helped me understand life is not as challenging as it may seem. COVID definitely threw a loop in everyone's responsibility as focus especially with life in general.
In my opinion, this course made me a happier non-negative person and taught positive techniques and ways to reflect on the personal well being of ones self.
创建者 Emily K•
Jun 13, 2019
I really appreciated the opportunity to better understand the research behind what actually makes us happier, and what we think will make us happier but doesn't. So many of the lecture themes pop up in my head now day to day and prompt me to make different decisions than I was making before the course. Many thanks to Professor Santos for creating this course and sharing these strategies for well-being with more of the world!
创建者 Tiera M•
May 12, 2020
This course allowed me to completely rewiring my definition of success and happiness. Rather than comparing myself to others who post their successes on social media, I can create my own sense of happiness through meditation and acts of kindness. My happiness isn't defined by the size of my house or the brand of my car, it is defined by the experiences I've created with my family, friends, and sometimes, complete strangers,
创建者 Carolyn H•
May 01, 2020
This course was both timely and interesting. The focus on positive behaviors and actively taking control of one's own happiness was incredibly life affirming, especially during these difficult times. I will use the strategies and rewirements taught in this class for the rest of my life. I am very grateful that I decided to participate in The Science of Well-Being. Thank you Dr. Santos. Thank you Yale. Thank you Coursera.
创建者 Celri O•
Feb 29, 2020
I loved the multi-layered approach of this course. The informal lectures made it accessible and using technology to track progress such as the ReWi app made it fun as well. Really took me back to my varsity days. I am still using my ReWi app to track Gratitude and Savoring and I found the peer feedback very helpful. I highly recommend this course. Thank you, Dr Santos, for making this course available to a larger audience.
Mar 08, 2019
Amazing lessons to make your life a better life, yourself a better colleague, friend, spouse, well a better human. What is the most enjoyable is the mix of a lot of detailed studies by the best professors on the Positive psychology and practical daily routines to start implementing from day 1.
Do not hesitate a single second to get involved with Laurie Santos and all the YAle students who have followed these lessons.
创建者 Michelle M•
May 20, 2020
This course was recommended to me by a colleague. I am the unofficial office "mindfulness" champion and have been studying and practicing self-care for the last 4 years. I have always been very mindful, but meditation is something new for me over the last couple of years. This course has helped me better understand how social comparisons and hedonic adaptation have played roles in my life and shaped some of my decisions.
创建者 Alexa T V•
May 20, 2020
I truly enjoyed this course, the professor, and the material alike. I would recommend this class to anyone who would like to get to know themselves better and strive for positive thinking in their everyday lives. The assignments were straightforward and pertained to the information that was learned throughout the lectures. I will continue to use strategies and practices from this course in the fuVery positive experience!
创建者 Patricia S•
May 14, 2020
The class was very informational, not just is a read and study type, but more informal. I love how Ms. Santos made it comfortable and more like we were all friends, then sitting in a stuffy classroom listening and taking notes. Don't get me wrong, we learned a lot. She is very knowledgeable and even brought in persons that had developed some of the techniques. I would gladly take another course from her. Thank you.
创建者 Rahul G•
May 27, 2020
The course introduced me to the concept of PERMA following the guidelines from Seligman’s theoretical model of happiness what we can do to maximize each element to reach a life full of happiness.
The course has not changed my definition of living the good life while it has helped me immensely by validating a lot of the guiding principles that I follow in life along with helping me pick up a few more over the past weeks.
创建者 Rajesh K•
May 02, 2020
I really find the course helpful from Laurie Santos as it integrates a lot of research data and it makes us aware to value the right things which will assist to live a purposeful life with great experiences and memory along the journey. I'm thankful to Yale University and my lecturer Laurie Santos for making this course available and I respect their vision to help students to identify the things that matters the most.
创建者 Suphang P•
May 24, 2020
This course was more than just lectures about theories of what can make you "happy" according to science/scientific research, toward the end of the course, you will have to do the 4 weeks rewirement program which will really help you build some of the new habits you have been wanting to have them stick around but never managed to for a long time. Give it a go, it's very informative and highly practical, and engaging.
创建者 Myriam A B•
Aug 15, 2018
This is the best course that I have taken about the Science of Well-Being. I previously took the Positive Psychology course from the University of Pennsylvania, which was excellent. However, Professor Laurie Santos is a great communicator making complex information easy to understand to even people that don't have a Psychology degree. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about happiness.
创建者 Liviu A G•
May 28, 2020
This is one of the online courses I ever did. It has great research to back the subjects and it is very well balanced, so it's very easy to go through the course. Plus, I'm the evidence the course really works. It took me from a low moment in life and got me 8 weeks after to a point where I am more positive, I do more sport, I enjoy the food more often and I take myself less seriously. Hope you'll give it a chance!
创建者 Iskra D•
May 25, 2020
The course was way above my expectations! Many thanks to Prof. Santos for her time and efforts to make this online course possible, for her talent to make the presentations interesting, to be an inspiring and motivating mentor, and for using multiple easy to understand and remember examples. What I've learned from you had a profound positive effect on my emotional well-being and my happiness level. Thank you!!!
创建者 Caroline B•
May 16, 2020
I couldn't be happier with my decision to enroll in this course. The information is scientific, yet presented in a way that is relatable and comprehensible. The new information I've learned to help me remain mindful through a time of great change in my life has been invaluable. Prof. Laurie is engaging and kind in the video lectures. Thank you Yale & Coursera for making this course free for all to consume.
创建者 Peter A R•
Jan 21, 2020
Truly enjoyed the content, pace and speakers. The course is an excellent blend of theory, concept, hands-on exercises as well as interaction with fellow course takers. Really loved Professor Santos's engaging lecture and her ability to present complex psychological content in a simple way with ample examples. Well worth investing the time; walked away with plenty of tools and methods to improve my well being.
创建者 Joyce J•
May 21, 2020
Co-workers had forwarded this course to me, and I'm the only one of the group that actually did it. I felt it was very worthwhile and helped me set wellbeing goals. With all that is going on right now (Covid, not being able to see my family and most of my friends), it has put me in a better mindset and given me solid tools to better myself so that I will be a better person once we can all be together again.
创建者 Colleen J•
May 28, 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I have been going through some depression for awhile now and needed to make some changes and I figured during a pandemic while I'm quarantined and the new home school teacher now is the time to make me a priority and to make me happy and I am proud to say I was successful and will continue to work on making me happy and showing my children how to be happy as well. Thank you.
创建者 Betty L•
May 27, 2020
I’m so grateful that this course was offered and appreciate so much the hard work done by Dr Santos. I wish everyone could take this course! I’m much more relaxed and do not have the frantic multi tasking habit thinking the more I got done the better I’d feel. Not so. Time affluence and putting my time in the real things that make me happy, give better results. Thank you for this life changing course!