“The Science of Well-Being” taught by Professor Laurie Santos overviews what psychological science says about happiness. The purpose of the course is to not only learn what psychological research says about what makes us happy but also to put those strategies into practice. The first half of the course reveals misconceptions we have about happiness and the annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do. The second half of the course focuses on activities that have been proven to increase happiness along with strategies to build better habits.
Learning Circles are lightly facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in person. This Learning Circle meets weekly for 6 weeks beginning September 1. The series is free, but registration is required; call 261-8500 or register online.