Free Science of Happiness Online Course

UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center first began their Science of Happiness Course in September 2014 and have had over 300,000 students since! The course explores the roots of happiness through the themes of gratitude, altruism, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, and mindfulness. The structure of the course includes video lectures, reflections, discussion posts, and activities to complete at home to boost happiness. Optional happiness surveys occur throughout to meausure and study self-reported happiness of participants. Although the course is completely free there is an option of gaining Continuing Education credits for a fee. Register now to complete the Spring course by June or register for the Winter course.


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