Genesis of the course
This course, based on the award-winning class offered both at the Indian School of Business and at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, developed by Prof. Raj Raghunathan (aka “Dr. Happy-smarts”) draws content from a variety of fields, including psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral decision theory to offer a tested and practical recipe for leading a life of happiness and fulfillment.
Although not mandatory, reading Prof. Raj’s forthcoming book, titled If you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy? can help you review and assimilate the material covered in this book at your leisure.
The course will feature guest appearances by several well-known thought leaders, including: – Dan Ariely (author of Predictably Irrational and, soon to be released, Irrationally Yours), – Ed Diener (“Dr. Happiness”), – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (author of Flow), By taking this course, you will discover the answers to questions such as: – Why aren’t the smart-and-the-successful as happy as they could—or should—be – What are the “7 Deadly Happiness Sins” that even the smart and the successful commit?, and – What are the “7 Habits of the Highly Happy” and how can you implement them in your life? By the end of the course, I expect students who have been diligent with the lectures and exercises to not just gain a deeper understanding of the science of happiness, but to also be significantly happier.