A Free Online Course on the Science of Happiness is Now Underway

Our friends at the University of California at Berkeley are here to debunk some of the most common happiness myths and provide guidance on finding joy that are based on research findings in psychology and neuroscience.

The course kicked off yesterday, with more than 89,000 participants. And there’s still time to join.

Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center launched this free eight-week Science of Happiness course that offers practical, research-backed tips on living a happy and meaningful life.

“Everything we teach in the science of happiness is based on a research finding,” Berkeley neuroscientist Emiliana Simon-Thomas told the Huffington Post in May. “We don’t have a philosophical or spiritual tenor underneath it. My background is in neuroscience, and I don’t have any other agenda than to give people more information about what works and what doesn’t work.”

Check out the infographic below for a preview of the course material, and click here to sign up.

Click the infographic to enlarge it, or click here. Infographic created by Suzanne Bastear.