Apr 24, 2018
Excellent course, Professor Raj is great. I found it very helpful to see what types of personality traits I have that may contribute to my happiness level and possible approaches to dealing with them.
Jan 24, 2017
This course is a joy! I cannot recommend it highly enough. Practical advice based on long-term research, interviews with worldwide experts on the topics discussed, and a fabulous professor. So great!
by Florian M•
Mar 05, 2016
The content of the course was actually very helpful, but the way the assignments are made took all my motivation away. They use an external tool where one has to enter the information for the assigments, at the end you get a PDF and then you have to copy paste that again into Coursera. The emails are often confusing and some assignements require you to do something each day for seven days in a row, but don't really warn you about that anywhere. So when you think that you have 3 days left to meet the deadline ... wrong, you should've started 4 days ago.
This in combination with the ridiculously detailed instruction videos, which consist to 95% of a tutor reading aloud what is written on the assignment webpage. Chances are you get bored quickly and miss the one information that was NOT given on the assignment webpage.
In total, it is very sad that this course started so great, but the technical and organizational problems reduced the motivation so much.
by Nazli E•
Nov 15, 2015
Lots of unnecessary information included in each video which make them long and boring. Number and length of videos in each week are too much while the "practical" information you get are not enough!
by Cyril D•
Jan 31, 2016
I paid to get a certificate and did achieve good marks on the tests and assignments up to week 4 if memory serves. And still, I "dropped out" before the end of the course. Why?
- the tests trip you on little bits of trivia, as opposed to assess your understanding of key concepts. Another course, “learning how to learn”, has the best tests in that regard;
- the modules are too long. When you do this in addition to working, it becomes a chore;
- the assignments: instructions are tedious & confusing. As for the assignment themselves, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was a test subject with data being gathered in the back. Not what I signed up (and paid) for.
So it’s a pity and I do regret having had to stop attending this online class. I was attracted to the topic, I enjoyed the personality of the host, but all the above made it a chore.
Dec 27, 2015
This course is for people who are already relatively happy. Tasks are impossible for those who are not happy. Personally i couldn't define happines and couldn't remember anyone who i am grateful to
by Oleksiy D•
Oct 07, 2015
Great and very informa
by Peter S•
Jul 24, 2017
This course lost me in week three because I could never get a clear picture of the assignment. There was a video that was supposed to come up, but never a link for it.
Just too many errors in the organization to add to my happiness.
Try something else.
by Bharat P•
Apr 18, 2017
by Elizabeth M•
Oct 26, 2015
ridiculous , unscientific 'self-helpie", far below of even talk-show standards. It gives bad reputation to any business school that endorses such "course".
by Camila P L•
Jan 17, 2018
There was no need to show the video of the baby monkeys, even with the warning... why? Was it really necessary?? Really there was no other way of explaining or other examples that could be used? Totally killed my happiness and the will to finish this course. It does not make sense at all to show so much suffering, especially of babies (no matter what species), in a course to help us be happier. When I started this course, I thought it was supposed to help me ne happy, not sad or depressed, but guess I was wrong :( Don't take this course if you care about animals or are sensitive towards cruelty and suffering. Please put a warning in the beginning of the course: this course contains scenes of animal experiments.
Feb 21, 2017
This course is based on personal anecdotes and not facts. Many of the examples provided have been proven to be farces and/or practical jokes.
by Michael N R•
Jun 13, 2016
Too much peer and dealing with others--not making me happy at all
by Divyansh A•
Jun 09, 2016
by Charalambos T•
Dec 02, 2015
Way too many weekly lectures, way too many. In addition to that, lots of the lectures were too long and sometimes even meaningless. It was impossible to follow through.
Feb 10, 2016
The course modules are too long and at times what the speaker wants to share gets confusing
Dec 05, 2015
Lecture uses "you know" so much, that I couldn't hear enything else.
by Diana P C M•
Jan 19, 2016
No esta en español
Sep 02, 2015
Instead of These Classes Spiritual Classes will be good ...
by Dorothy H•
Apr 05, 2016
What makes this course useful are the exercises so unless you are paying, don't bother, and it's not really worth paying for as it's just a synopsis of stuff you easily find on youtube.
by Peter V•
Feb 28, 2017
A disorganized mess. Got no acknowledgement that i was turning in assignments. My peer-review assignment for week 1 was done the first week was never peered, reviewed, or peer-reviewed. Completed three weeks, all assignments exactly as instructed. God only knows if anything has been received or credited. I hate myself for getting suckered into this awful thing. Bye Coursera.