Coursera offers free courses online, including this popular Yale University course that is designed to increase happiness and build more productive habits. Dr. Laurie Santos uses current research to develop her lessons and materials. Access the course to view the material.
There are several other free courses available addressing positive psychology.
Dr. Laurie Santos’ podcast that is addresses many of the same subjects in her Yale course.
Check out additional apps in the well-being category. Scanning episodes’ titles generate ideas for the invention process.
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Happify.com and Happify app (available in app stores)
While there are many self-care apps on the market, many require in app purchases. This site and app offers a gamification approach to well-being; but beyond that it hosts dozens of research-based articles, infographics, videos and animations.
The site’s Science of Happiness page is solely dedicated to hosting articles that explore how to “boost your wellbeing with strategies from groundbreaking research in positive psychology, CBT, and mindfulness.”
Happy, a documentary available through Salem State University’s library open source streaming video service:
Description: remarkable case studies with serious brain science lead viewers toward a deeper understanding of how to actively pursue a happier life. A diverse group of individuals from around the world provides the “how”—the attitudes and activities that make them feel deeply and lastingly happy—while popular experts on positive psychology such as Daniel Gilbert, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ed Diener, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi provide the “why.”
In an exhaustive 64-page pdf guide, resources are provided for digging deeper into the concepts presented in the film and for helping students to reflect on how the film relates to their own lives and to the lives of those around them.
Flipboard.com and Flipboard app, a feed of current news articles organized by topics and presented as “magazines.”