Happiness Psychology: 5 Proven Tips
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Happiness Psychology: 5 Proven Tips

Learn About Scientific Ways to Be Happier With Theses 5 Data-Driven Psychology Principles
4.4 (1,901 ratings)
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30,830 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2017
Price: Free
This course includes
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • Find opportunities to boost your happiness.
  • Understand what is most important for living a fulfilled life.

  • Implement simple changes in your everyday life that will reap rewards in the future.

  • No prior knowledge required. Just an interest to know more about positive psychology.

UPDATE: Now with full English subtitles!

You're about to understand the simple things that can transform your happiness and sense of well-being. For centuries, people have been trying to figure out what it takes to live the good life. It might seem like a question that will always be up for debate among philosophers, but science has some answers.

Recent research in psychology and neuroscience have uncovered reliable strategies that people can use to be happier. We know way more about who's living a satisfying life and why. I'm a social psychologist, and I've done an extensive review of these research studies to show you what works.

This course keeps things simple by highlighting 5 simple things that you can do today to increase your happiness and well-being. Everything you're about to learn comes from documented, peer-reviewed research in psychological science.

Happier people enjoy a bunch of other benefits ranging from workplace success to better social lives. So what do you have to lose? Enroll in this course now to get a quick introduction to this fascinating and valuable topic.

This course is a special selection of lectures on the psychology of happiness. For a more advanced course, please check out “Be Happier with Positive Psychology," available here on Udemy.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone looking to be happier, whether you need a big change or just a small one.
  • Students of the mind and anyone interested in the psychology of happy lifestyles.
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 39:10
+ Welcome & Introduction
3 lectures 09:11

This course focuses on science-based solutions. There’s a lot of garbage out there that caters to people who don’t care to look into the facts. This quick introduction will show you what you can expect and why I'm a credible source for psychology information.

Introduction to the Course

"Happiness" is a slippery term, so let's take a quick look at what we're actually talking about and learn a little more about what affects our happiness levels.

What is Happiness?

If you take this course, you probably have your own ideas about why it's worth being happy, but lots of studies have also shown that happiness is related to career success, stronger relationships, creativity, confidence, and physical health.

Why It's Worth Being Happy
+ The 5 Tricks from the Psychology of Happiness
6 lectures 26:07

Try a gratitude exercise with me! We'll walk through a powerful strategy for boosting well-being.

An Opening Exercise

Lots of research has now shown how gratitude can be a powerful influence on happiness. It's worth exploring these studies to see exactly how and when this strategy will be helpful.

Tip #1: Say "Thank You"

Simple acts of kindness can boost happiness. This lesson looks more closely at how to implement this life strategy and the science behind it.

Tip #2: Be Kind to Others

This lesson reveals a surprising strategy that goes against what we all tend to expect from making social connections with strangers.

Tip #3: Have a "Social Snack"

Oh, the power of a smile! A host of research studies have shown how smiling can have significant effects on our everyday happiness.

Tip #4: Smile!

There are a few ways to make decisions, and recent research has shown that these decision-making strategies have bigger implications for a person's well-being.

Tip #5: Simplify Your Decisions
+ Conclusion and Farewell
4 lectures 04:02

Thanks for coming along for the course! It was great to have you, and I want to take one last chance to wish you well and invite you to get in touch.

A Goodbye from Me!
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