Yale University Offering Most Popular Course Online For FREE (VIDEO)
Have you ever dreamed of going to an Ivy League University? Yale University is giving you the chance to beef up your resume by offering its most popular class online and it's totally FREE. Here's how to sign up.
The class "The Science of Well-Being" and it basically teaches you how to be a happier person.
According to Business Insider;
In the spring of 2018, the Yale psychology professor Laurie Santos unveiled a new course, Psychology and the Good Life. The subject was happiness.
Santos' course was a blend of abstract and concrete. It combined positive psychology with the real-life applications of behavioral science. It debunked popular notions of what makes people happy (like the luxury Mercedes-Benz status symbol) and helped students understand the habits they should build to lead truly happier, more fulfilled lives.
The course was launched in the US — home to supposedly only the 19th-happiest population in the world, according to the 2019 World Happiness Report — at one of the nation's most elite and high-pressure colleges.
The reaction was unprecedented. Psychology and the Good Life became the most popular class ever taught at Yale University's 317-year history and garnered national and international media attention. The university reportedly had trouble staffing it, pulling fellows from the School of Public Health and the Law School to meet the demands.
Santos told The New York Times that a remarkable one in four Yale students were then taking the course. While most large lectures at Yale don't exceed 600 students, Psychology and the Good Life had enrolled 1,182.
After waves of people asked for access to the course, Santos designed an iteration for the online learning platform Coursera, called The Science of Well-Being, available for free to non-Yale students. To see what it's like, I enrolled.
Things covered in the course;
- Misconceptions about happiness
- Why our expectations are so bad
- How we can overcome our biases
- Stuff that really makes us happy
- Putting strategies into practice
Over 800,000 people have taken advantage of this awesome opportunity. Including yours truly. Angel here and I can't wait to take this course. Both Joe and I signed up for it on Saturday night and we are pumped to take it side by side.