The Science of Happiness: Introductory Course (Free)

This Introductory Course offers a bird's eye view of the Science of Happiness, linking breakthrough research with practical strategies for well-being.

Discover the key thinkers, from Abraham Maslow to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who pioneered this field, including the Positive Psychology of Martin Seligman that set off the happiness revolution.
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I was drawn in by the simplicity and logic of the course, which provided me with a clear, big picture of happiness. That’s what sets the course apart from the others. The course enabled me to build up a systemic structure.
Very informative and educational. This should be a channel on public TV!

An initiative of a group of psychologists and educators dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge about happiness and depression prevention.

Key Topics

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Positive Psychology

Learn about leading theories and applications of Positive Psychology on personal happiness and well-being, by pioneers Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
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The Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness is accelerating. Explore the practical, and powerful, “habits of happy people” that have been uncovered by the social and natural sciences.
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Mental Health: New Discoveries

Learn about remarkable new discoveries in the Science of Mental Health and Well-being including "food for mood," the power of goal-setting, and finding meaning.
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About The Team

Narration & Production
Mark K. Setton, D.Phil., Oxon.

Research Team
Paul Desan, PhD, Harvard
Anthony Arciero, PhD, George Mason
Saira Qureshi; MA, LMHC
Miguel Toribio-Mateas, PhD Middlesex

Video Editing
Fahim Nirob

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