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Harvard's crowded course to happiness

'Positive psychology' draws students in droves

More than 800 students fill the lecture hall for Tal Ben-Shahar's 'Positive Psychology' at Harvard this semester.
By Carey Goldberg
Globe Staff / March 10, 2006

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CAMBRIDGE -- The most popular course at Harvard this semester teaches happiness. The final numbers came in this week: Positive Psychology, a class whose content resembles that of many a self-help book but is grounded in serious psychological research, has enrolled 855 students, beating out even Introductory Economics. (Full article: 1281 words)

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