As student mental health worsens, colleges embrace happiness courses

From Inside Higher Ed: “Ben-Shahar previously taught positive psychology at Harvard, a discipline that’s a couple of decades old and focused on the scientific study of what makes people thrive, but happiness studies is a nascent field, he said. He’s long believed academia needs an ‘interdisciplinary field of study that looks at what philosophers have to say about happiness, and theologians, and literature, and neuroscience, and psychology.’ … A little over 90 students enrolled in the first year of the two-year online program. He hopes a similar size cohort will start the program this upcoming fall.”

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