Yale University's most popular \"how to be happy\" course is available online for free now

Yale University's most popular "how to be happy" course is available online for free now

All smiles

Text: Ethan Lee

Editor: Aravin Sandran

It might take some 6.5 million dollars to study at Yale, but now, you can enroll in the Ivy League university's most popular course without leaving the comfort of your cosy bed.

Yale's "Psychology and the Good Life" was initiated by professor in psychology and cognitive science Laurie Santos in 2018, and it quickly racked up enrollments from more than a fourth of the university's undergraduates, making it the most subscribed course in its prolific 317-year history. In April, the course became available on online learning platform Coursera completely free for everyone.

If you're feeling like a baller these days, there's even a 49-dollar fee option that'll get you a snazzy certificate for your LinkedIn profile and all-access to the course's materials. Yale's annual tuition fees currently stands at just over a dizzying 70,000 dollars so you'll be getting a helluva bargain that'll surely put a smile on your face even before you've read a word.

The course syllabus has been designed to reveal "misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life." And if that's not enough to convince you, the course has received over 530 five-star reviews in a month.

Get access to Yale University's "The Science of Well-Being" on Coursera for free now.