Yale University’s “Happiness Course” Now Open To Everyone Online

by | Sep 5, 2019

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Yale University’s “Happiness Course” Now Open To Everyone OnlineMoney can’t buy happiness, but knowledge might perk you up a bit.

In the three hundred and seventeen year history of Yale University there is only one class turning people away at the door. It’s known as the happiness class and is the most popular course ever taught at Yale. It debuted last Spring to a class size of twelve hundred students, and now it’s open to anyone who wasn’t able to get inside the ivy-covered walls.

Called “Psychology and The Good Life” the class teaches people how to be happier. It was created in response to rising levels of student stress from things such as finding the right job and enjoying life after college.

Topics taught in the class take a look at our misconceptions about happiness, activities that are proven to put a smile on your face and why our expectations about being happy are so bad.

The online class will feature lectures, readings and homework. They will also let you interact with your classmates around the world and share ideas. This might be the best thing you ever find online.

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