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Last January, 1,200 undergraduate students at Yale University signed up for Professor Laurie Santos's seminar about positive psychology entitled "Psychology and the Good Life," making the seminar the most popular class in the history of the university. For those interested in learning more about positive psychology, Santos is teaching a course on Coursera called "The Science of Well-Being." This ten-week course, which begins on June 11th, is based on a spring 2018 semester Yale seminar and addresses topics such as meditation, growth mindset, and gratitude. As noted in the introduction to this course, "[t]he 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." In keeping with this goal, the course incorporates a number of weekly "rewirement" activities designed to help participants practice different positive psychology techniques. To take this course, visitors will have to create a free Coursera account. Interested individuals can audit this course for free.
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