Meike Bartels, Ph.D.
Differences in Happiness: From heritability to the interplay with the environment
George A. Bonanno, Ph.D.
Loss, Trauma and Human Resilience: From Heterogeneity to Flexibility.
Steve Cole, Ph.D.
Genomic perspectives on human well-being
Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.
Character: A Tripartite Taxonomy
Elissa Epel, Ph.D.
Flourishing as we age: a view from our telomeres
Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.
Whither Happiness? When, How, and Why Positive Activities Might Undermine Versus Boost Well-Being
Tania Singer, Ph.D.
VORSCHLAG!!! BITTE ÄNDERN!!! Plasticity of the Social Brain: Effects of a One-Year Mental Training Study on Brain Plasticity, Social Cognition and Attention, Stress and Prosocial Behavior
I will show first results of the ReSource Project, a large-scale multi-methodological one-year secular mental training program in which participants were trained in attention-based mindfulness, compassion and perspective taking on self and others. The differential effects of these different mental practices on measures of brain plasticity, social stress, attention, compassion and Theory of Mind as well as prosocial behavior will be reported and discussed with regard to their relevance for society.