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Learn happiness with online courses and programs

Happiness can be studied, understood, and sought after in the workplace. Learn the science of happiness and its effects with online courses delivered through edX.

What is happiness?

Happiness is a state of positive mental being. It is generally achieved when some or all of one’s essential needs are met. Happiness levels can vary greatly by the individual and can depend on a person’s own mental state and attitude, as well as outside influences.

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Happiness course curriculum

Learn about how to improve your level of happiness and wellbeing in an engaging and effective online learning environment, complete with video tutorials, quizzes, and more. An online course on the science of happiness or happiness at work might help you answer some of the following questions:

  • What does happiness really mean and why does it matter?

  • Which mental habits are closely linked to happiness?

  • What are the personal and professional advantages of happiness at work?

  • What kinds of barriers and pitfalls can prevent happiness at work?

Many courses are self-paced, so you can enroll and start learning today.

Careers in happiness

Taking a course on happiness could better prepare you for any career. Learning what makes employees feel content can help create better managers, employers, and individual contributors.  Learning how to maintain a positive outlook and preserve your own happiness can make you a more effective and engaged team member. Explore the suite of online courses made available through edX and start your journey toward the pursuit of happiness.

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