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The Science Behind Happiness

Catherine Sanderson on “The Science Behind Happiness”

Friday, April 12, 2013

Professor of Psychology Catherine Sanderson presents both surprising and not-so-surprising information on the science behind happiness. What role do money, IQ, marriage, friends, children, weather, and religion play in making us feel happier? Is happiness stable over time? How can happiness be increased?

Professor Sanderson describes cutting-edge research from the field of positive psychology on the factors that do (and do not) predict happiness, and provide participants with practical (and relatively easy!) ways to increase their own psychological well-being.

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