Last February, I shared a New York Times story about the most popular class taught at Yale: Psychology and the Good Life. It was designed to help Yale students overcome the harmful life habits developed in high school that the course’s professor, Dr. Laurie Santos, describes as the “mental health crisis we’re seeing at places like Yale.”
I wish I’d caught this a few days earlier, but Santos began teaching an online version of the course, called “The Science of Well-Being,” on May 21. But the course appears to still be taking enrollments. It’s free if you’re willing to forgo the certificate of completion, $49 if you’re not.
If you’d like a little encouragement to give the course a shot, you might be motived by a recent profile in the Washington Post that describes the results Yale students are experiencing with the course.