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Universidad de Palermo

The Path to Happiness and Good Quality of Life

Universidad de Palermo via FutureLearn

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Overview

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Discover happiness concepts that will improve your quality of life

Do you feel happy? What do you think about the quality of your life?

On this course, you’ll explore your answers to those questions as you learn about the concepts of quality of life and happiness – and the differences between the two.

You’ll consider how happiness can be affected by age and place, and explore the quality of life of young people, adults, and older adults.

You’ll also reflect on how today’s societies and where we live and work impact our everyday happiness, and learn the importance of knowing and using these concepts to improve your personal and professional life.

This course is designed for anyone interested in the concepts of happiness and quality of life.

Syllabus

  • What do we mean when we talk about quality of life?
    • Do you feel happy? What do you think about the quality of your life?
    • The subjective domain of quality of life
    • Towards a definition of quality of life
  • Quality of life and happiness throughout the different stages of your life
    • Quality of life throughout life
    • Children's happiness and quality of life
    • Young people's happiness and quality of life
    • Quality of life and happiness of older adults
    • Conclussion
  • The relationship between place and quality of life
    • Places and objects
    • Conclusions of week 3
  • Social relationships in current societies and Quality of Life
    • Contemporary societies
    • Conversations
    • Conclusion of week 4 and end of the course

Taught by

Graciela H. Tonon

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