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Anyone Can Take Yale’s Incredibly Popular “Happiness Course” Online

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One of the great things about the digital age we live in is how accessible things are: things that were once completely out of reach are now right at our fingertips. Like taking a popular course at Yale University online.

Yale’s “Psychology and the Good Life” course is now available as a free online course to anyone with an Internet connection. The class debuted just this spring and, remarkably, it’s already the most popular course in the 317-year history of the university.

Roughly 1,200 students are currently enrolled in the class – that’s about a quarter of Yale’s total student body. Psychology professor Laurie Santos will teach the online version, called “Science of Well-Being”, from her home. The course description reads, “The purpose of the course is to not only learn what psychological research says about what makes us happy but also to put those strategies into practice.”

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The six-week class consists of readings, video lessons, and the ability to connect with fellow classmates. Take a look at the description for the class and enroll at Coursera.

h/t: Mental Floss