Titles of courses such as this are often misleading and inaccurate. This title is not misleading, but it is inaccurate. The instructor will cover much more than how to achieve authentic happiness. We will discuss how to achieve well-being, become more positive, more optimistic about life and the world. Positive Psychology is not pop Psychology. This is a recent movement grounded in science and based on extensive experimental evidence. We will cover its content, evolution, and methods as well as on going and proposed applications. You do not need a background in Psychology. I request only an open mind and an interest in how human behavior can be improved. The course will change how you view Psychology and yourself.