How to Buy Happiness: the Science of Spending Psychology
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How to Buy Happiness: the Science of Spending Psychology

Happiness is not how much you have, it's how you spend it.
5.0 (2 ratings)
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254 students enrolled
Created by Michal Durinik
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make smart, research-based spending decisions towards greater happiness
  • Engage in critical thinking
  • Understand why what people think will make them happy is not what actually makes them happy
  • Get practical and actionable steps towards more happiness
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Requirements
  • Willingness to change your spending habits to become your happier self
  • Drive to learn about psychological research and how can it improve your daily life
  • No previous knowledge of psychology is required
Description

You've heard before that money does not buy happiness. According to research in psychology, whoever told you this just doesn't know how to spend well. 

While just having more money does not make you a happier person automatically, you can make conscious choices about the ways you spend. Most people, however, don't understand the science of happiness, how to increase and maintain it. Don't be that person!

It's not how much money you have, it's how you spend it.

   Will I be happier if I buy a gift for myself, or for someone else?

   Should I pay that extra 4.99 for express shipping?

   I'll just eat my cookies all at once, that'll make me the happiest. Or will it?

This course answers these, and many more questions we ask about the way we use our money. 

This course brings together decades of scientific research from the fields of Psychology, Behavioural Economics and Neuroscience. The course is built on dozens of peer-reviewed scientific reports and studies - that means you don't need to go read those hundreds of pages by yourself! (You certainly can, if you want though. Attached to this course is the complete references list and all resources are cited in the videos.) There is so many "experts" out there, promoting unverified, made-up and phoney advice. You won't find that here - only research from the field's top minds in an easy to digest form. 

Each section has an assignment - actionable tips and tools to get you the greatest happiness boost the next time you open your wallet. 

Money is an opportunity to have happier life, but most people don't have the tools and knowledge to maximise this opportunity. Don't be that person! Allow yourself to be happier and learn the science of how to buy happiness. 

It's time to get serious about happiness. I'll see you in the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone who believes that scientific research can improve our daily lives
  • Anyone who is interested in becoming more happy
  • Anyone who spends money, even small amounts
  • Students of psychology who seek practical applications of psychological research
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
01:53:11
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What happiness is and what we need to know
5 Lectures 18:47

Measuring Happiness
00:25

Hedonic adaptation
05:35

Affective forecasting
05:00

On assignments
00:35
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Be happy by spending on others
4 Lectures 18:30
What's better
09:43

How does it work
01:34

How we don't really get this
05:53

Your assignment
01:20
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Be happy by buying experiences
4 Lectures 16:06
What's better
03:54

How does it work
07:03

How we don't really get his
02:48

Your assignment
02:21
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Happiness is how often, not how awesome
4 Lectures 18:03
What's better
05:41

How does it work
07:52

How we don't really get this
02:44

Your assignment
01:46
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Get happy by buying time
2 Lectures 07:07
On buying more time and using it well
06:41

Your assignment
00:26
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Don't look back
4 Lectures 11:05
What's better
03:58

How does it work
01:39

How we don't really get this
04:32

Your assignment
00:56
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Quick recap and parting words
2 Lectures 01:47
About the Instructor
Michal Durinik
4.5 Average rating
166 Reviews
1,386 Students
2 Courses
Photographer, Behavioral Economist

Currently based in Sydney, Australia, I split my time between research, university teaching and photography.

On my way towards PhD in behavioral economics, bringing together Psychology and Economics. 

I've been selling my photos online for 7 years now - starting this side gig was one of my best decisions. Ever since, my cameras and lenses pay for themselves, and for my flight tickets. I'm excited to share with you, how you can do the same! 

Fun facts:

- President of MQ Photography Society

- Lectured to hundreds of students and professionals on complex business, psychology and photography topics

- Helped hundreds of photographers sign up with agencies, build their portfolio, sell photos online and enjoy passive income from their photographs

- Best photography experience: northern lights in Iceland. It was so beautiful I almost forgot to press the shutter!