Abstract: In this webinar, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., a celebrated author and pioneering scientist in the study of happiness, will share with IPPA members the latest research findings uncovering “how, when and why” the pursuit of happiness is successful. Building upon her 2017 presentation at the 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology, Dr. Lyubomirsky will share some riveting new insights including when interventions work “best,” why kind acts are special and how they affect the immune system, cultural differences in the pursuit of happiness, the role of screen use in happiness, and specific interventions designed to inspire awe and gratitude. Sonja has focused her illustrious research career on exploring the science of happiness, and we are fortunate to get a sneak peek at his busy leader’s new work. Members are encouraged to register for the webinar and come prepared with questions for Sonja!
Presenter Bio: Sonja Lyubomirsky (AB, summa cum laude, Harvard, 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 has been honored with 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), as well as a variety of grants, including from the John Templeton Foundation, Character Lab, and NIH. She and her husband have four children, ages 5 to 19.
About the Positive Psychology Leader Series:
The Positive Psychology Leader Series is a member-only program that features virtual presentations, interviews and liveaudience Q&A with leading researchers and practitioners in the field of positive psychology. IPPA members register to attend these free presentations and enjoy unlimited access to more than 45 past webinar recordings in an online archive.
*May 16 in some countries