You Can Take Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever For FREE
For the four years of tuition, books, personal expenses room, and board at Yale University, it will cost you (or most likely your parents) a whopping $292,720. But what if I told you can get a Yale education for $Free.99? Well, you won’t be able to receive a full free ride to the prestigious Ivy League school, but you can take Yale’s most popular class ever for free. Zip. Zero. Nada.
This semester, 1,200 students or about a quarter of the undergraduate student body, enrolled in PSYC 157. The course is titled “Psychology and the Good Life” and students affectionately refer to the class as “Laurie Santos’ happiness class.” The extremely trendy course is taught by psychology and cognitive science professor Laurie Santos. The class covers the science behind positive psychology and behavioral change, but the main objective is to teach students self-improvement.
Santos noticed that antidepressants are prescribed at 400 times the rate then they were 20 years ago. So she created this class to help students find happiness without adding chemicals to their body. The class also provides gives students guidance on how to select a meaningful career and other practical advice to increase happiness.