Jan 31, 2019
This is an outstanding course! I was able to change into a more positive and productive mindset as taught in this course. I highly recommend it to everyone regardless of your profession or background.
Jun 16, 2020
Love this course! Best class I’ve taken. I teach Social Skills and there are so many things I can incorporate into my classes as well as tools I can use in my own life! - Thank You!\n\nJessica Rhoades
автор: Temirkhon K•
Jun 19, 2020
автор: Anastasia S T•
Oct 01, 2019
The last 4 weeks where we implemented our choice action was anti-climactic..especially for me and maybe others who, except for one rewirement, specifically, meditation, had already implemented the other rewirements into our lives. I was disappointed. This was really a 4 week ish kind of course and without followup. I read most of my fellow-student musings and many were floundering. I know that one on one is not possible but brief Q and A's might have helped OR lectures from other experts (like me) who help people to accomplish their goals. The initial lectures were excellent, really and gave us researched-back knowledge and tools and that is where the real value lay. (as an aside, putting Yale on a pedestal and Yalies on it, did nothing for this online course but we took it with a grain of salt)
Nice job professor.. nice lecture delivery. thank you
автор: Sandra R•
Jun 16, 2020
I took this course during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, together with a friend. We had a lot of fun discussing the concepts, etc.
I would like to add some suggestions for an update which I imagine will happen on occasion. Although this class is taught at Yale to a young student body the fact that it is on-line means that older people will also take the course.
Given that reality - add some other examples of what people think will make them happy. As people age it is not generally about good grades, getting married and having a good job. There may not be studies to quote as the non-student is not a captive audience that signs up for studies as part of course requirements, etc. And yet, there must be a way to broaden the knowledge base to include someone older than 22.
автор: Abhishek P•
Jul 03, 2020
It's been a wonderful experience to get to know what empirical sciences have to say about Happiness. The course has cleared some of the fundamental myths of living a happy life. I would say that it's a must for those who are at the threshold of taking imp career decisions. It's been amazing experience to attend the course under the guidance of Prof. Santos.
автор: Megan L•
Nov 25, 2018
Really interesting and useful information. Since this course is now hosted on coursera for a global audience though I would suggest the professor re-film the course with that audience in mind. We aren't all privileged college students. It would be greatly appreciated for examples to be framed with a diverse audience in mind.
автор: Ernesto M C•
Feb 19, 2019
Super interesting insights from Professor Santos. The course is an interesting curation of different behavioral and psychological studies on different aspects of life. Great for rethinking goals, prioritizing and having self-accountability.
автор: Marc A•
Feb 14, 2019
I enjoyed the taught content and was particularly impressed by the integration of real life experiential stuff and habit change. The scope of wellbeing practices was pretty broad, though could have been broader.
автор: Teedara W•
Mar 11, 2019
This course gives is a good balance of scientific information and also the ability to use the skills given to better improve your everyday well being.
автор: David G•
Sep 10, 2018
Great sections on the misconceptions we all have about wellbeing, strategies for improving wellbeing and helping to build better habits.
автор: john l•
Feb 17, 2019
Science showed that we can build habits to improve our well-being. It just takes practice and persistence.
Jul 20, 2020
автор: James H•
Aug 22, 2019
Was good. There were a lot of points I already knew from basic youtube videos but there were also some new points about well being and positive psychology. The course doesn't go super in depth but I would say it's worth getting into especially if you're completely new to the concept of positive psychology.
Aug 26, 2019
Good insights, the professor keeps skipping things she told she would talk about, and she keeps changing one subject to another that makes it hard to grasp the concepts clearly!
автор: Rosa I•
May 31, 2018
interesting course, good "life work" to help you build positive habits of mind. Would have preferred more guided online conversations amongst participants.
автор: Sónia I d C M C•
Jul 07, 2020
The course should be based on a global culture, more generic and not so close to American culture and American authors.
автор: Silvana M C•
Jul 25, 2019
In my opinion the teacher kept the same pace and voice, which made the course a little boring.
автор: Jennifer P•
Jun 18, 2020
To me this course was very disappointing . The content of the course I feel was not worth the $50 I paid for and only received a printable certificate. Unfortunately I don't feel that the content put together really kept my interest. In my opinion there really was too much information with study results and not enough hands on with truly practicing well being and utilizing that in real life.
автор: DULCEMARIA G S•
Jun 24, 2020
I did not like the course at all. The format is really boring and impersonal. The videos are too long, the content is repetitive. The exams have very specific questions and I did not like Laurie's attitude when teaching "class". Of course it is useful because the theory of this course is very important for life, however I am disappointed in it.
автор: Jeremy P C•
Mar 28, 2020
Nothing new as far as the educational approach. A nice compilation of data. Peer Review Assignment at the end left a lot to be desired. No quality feedback, real one on one with the educator due to the sheer volume/magnitude of the course. Guest videos were almost like salesmen with their published data.
автор: Connie k•
Jan 12, 2020
Very hard to maneuver and some links don't work
A group of us wanted to take but I'm discouraged.
Reset password several times.
Course interrupted by sales a lot
Couldn't get in to Character strengths at all
Couldn't get in to Character Strengths
автор: Daniel L•
May 29, 2020
I think there is too much hype over the course and the delivery was really just normal. Perhaps is the current global situation that drives the demand of enrollment.
It serves as a good reminder on what really matters in life.
автор: Jen M•
Jun 12, 2020
Do not purchase the certificate, the course is great but the certificate is a dud you print off yourself. For $70 I need a seal otherwise my son could’ve made me a better one.
автор: Isabelle H S•
Jun 30, 2020
I worked so hard and find it sad that I did all that work but there was no certificate to celebrate finishing?
автор: Cristian A L•
Apr 09, 2020
Esta todo en ingles, no puedo ver los videos traducidos al Español
автор: Jane G•
Jun 17, 2020
For a long time, I have been struggling in the whirlpool of negative thoughts. It is basically a negative idea when I encounter something uncomfortable, so that I am very afraid of being leisure, I feel that life has been pushed forward, rarely feeling in control of life. Maybe I am too sensitive? I feel that I must hold the railing when I walk down the stairs, worrying that I might step on the ground and fall.Over the years, I have tried various methods to ease negative thinking, which is somewhat effective, but it is good and bad. Now I can only be at home due to COIVD-19, maybe this is God's Intervention, then I can have more time to face the depths of my soul. I just saw this course on the website after spending a few days in isolation at home. Experience of years have enabled me to understand that practice and action are far more important than knowing the theory, despite facing inertia and laziness from time to time.Looking at my own records of rewirement for around two months, Basically, all rewirements--savoring, dailygratitude journal, random acts of kindness, social connection, exercise, sleep, meditation, and gratitude letter/visit-- have continued to do now. I found that the best performing is savoring, the worst is random acts of kindness. What has formed a habit is exercise.What needs to be improved is social connection and daily gratitude.
There was no clear execution plan at the beginning. It was not until two weeks ago that I saw the theory of individual development plan(IDP) which I realized that I still continued the arbitrariness of the past. Fortunately, I have a habit of recording slowly. At the same time, recording will also promote my own reflection and progress, so I stumbled on and persevered. Generally, every Monday, there is a goal to be achieved in a week and the corresponding plan. I will look at the records to detect the deficiencies in the process. This somehow makes up for my shortcomings of arbitrariness and inertia.
Through the record, I realized that if the plan was completed and it was calculated by ten points, I probably reached about seven points. Fortunately, when I am at home, I have enough time. If I have been busy in the past, I’m afraid my best is half of it. Comparing the scores of the questionnaire at the beginning and the present, and the slowly-perceived changes in mood in daily life, this course brings many good effects, specially savoring pleasures at present moment, doing meditation often. I have less anxiety. To quote the following, encourage those who are interested in Well-Being to move forward together.
Savor pleasures and live in the present moment
Make physical activity a habit
Are deeply committed to meaningful goals
Are often the first to help others
Nurture and enjoy social relationships
Are comfortable expressing gratitude
Practice optimism about future
We can take deliberate control of how we act and think through intentional activity.
From: Lyubomirsky(2001); Diener et al.(1999); Myers(2000), Diener & Lucas(1999); Argyle(1999).