Two million enrol on Yale happiness course

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Professors at Yale University have seen enrolment figures in their free online ‘Science of Wellbeing’ rise from 539,000 to 2,286,980 since the coronavirus pandemic.  

Taught by psychology professor, Laurie Santos, the 19-hour long course is built to support students to increase their own happiness and make better long-term habits. Course content includes quizzes, videos, lectures and surveys. 

Professor Santos told Yale News, ‘The interest in the class in just the last few days has been incredible and a bit surreal. I think that just as people are focused on evidenced-based ways for staying physically healthy during the coronavirus crisis, so too are people looking for evidence-based ways of improving their mental health.” 

Find out more about the Science of Wellbeing course and sign up at coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being.

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