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The How, What, and Why of Happiness: Sonja Lyubomirsky at the Forum


The How, What, and Why of Happiness: Sonja Lyubomirsky at the Forum

The How, What, and Why of Happiness

Event Description
Happiness not only feels good; it is good. Happy people have more stable marriages, superior health, and higher incomes. Fortunately, experiments have shown that people can intentionally increase their happiness. In this presentation, Professor Lyubomirsky will describe brand new research on the “how” of happiness—that is, when and why such practices as gratitude or kindness work “best” and how small and simple activities can transform people into happier and more flourishing individuals.

Speaker Bio
Sonja Lyubomirsky (AB Harvard, summa cum laude; PhD Stanford) is Professor and Vice Chair of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness, published in 34 countries. Lyubomirsky’s research focuses on the benefits of happiness, why some people are happier than others, and how happiness can be durably increased. Her work have received many grants and honors, including the Diener Award for Outstanding Midcareer Contributions in Personality Psychology, the Distinguished Research Lecturer Award, a Templeton Positive Psychology Prize, and the Faculty of the Year award (twice). She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband and four kids, ages 5 to 19.

Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM (see below for more details about admission)
Location: TBA


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