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A Breath of Fresh Air: How Spending Time in Nature Impacts Well-Being with Dr. John Zelenski

Abstract: In this webinar, Dr. John Zelenski describes the timely concept of nature relatedness (NR) in an increasingly urbanized world and its effects on wellbeing and behavior. Pulling from multiple years of research in this area, Zelenski discusses his co-creation of the NR scale with Dr....


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Flourish: A Strengths-Based Approach to Foster Resilience & Wellbeing Among University Students

Abstract: The university campus is a fertile setting for students to flourish – i.e., to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally and to translate this growth into action, habit and purpose. This webinar presents Flourish, a collaborative endeavour at the University of Toronto Scarborough ...


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Plenary Presentation: Genomic Perspectives on Human Well-being

Steve Cole, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, United States Plenary Presentation: Genomic Perspectives on Human Well-being Abstract: This talk summarizes findings from recent functional genomics studies that have sought to understand the molecular pathways that...


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It’s Good to Be Good

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. It’s Good to Be Good Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., is a philosopher, public speaker, professor of preventive medicine, and best-selling author who has taught at the University of Chicago Medical School, Fordham University-Marymount, Case Western Reserve University...


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Measuring Well-Being through Big Data

Johannes Eichstaedt, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States Measuring Well-Being through Big Data We study the correlations between well-being and the language that thousands of people write on Facebook and Twitter to understand which thoughts and behaviors are most...


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Whither Happiness? When, How, and Why Positive Activities Might Undermine Versus Boost Well-Being

Sonja Lyubomirsky, University of California Riverside, Riverside, United States Whither Happiness? When, How, and Why Positive Activities Might Undermine Versus Boost Well-Being Abstract: Happiness not only feels good; it is good. Guided by her “positive activity model,” Sonja...


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Exciting Advances in the Science of Subjective Well-being

Ed Diener, Ph.D. Exciting Advances in the Science of Subjective Well-being Abstract: Dr. Diener reviews accumulating evidence linking subjective well-being to beneficial effects on health, relationships, work performance, citizenship, and creativity. He also discusses advances in...


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It’s Good to Be Good

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. It’s Good to Be Good Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., is a philosopher, public speaker, professor of preventive medicine, and best-selling author who has taught at the University of Chicago Medical School, Fordham University-Marymount, Case Western Reserve University...


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Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth

Ed Diener, Ph.D. Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth Bio: Ed Diener is the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Diener was the president of the International Positive Psychology Association. He has over 260...


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Mindfulness and Compassion as Foundations for Well-being

Felicia Huppert Ph.D. Mindfulness and Compassion as Foundations for Well-being Abstract: Dr. Huppert argues that two mental practices are foundational to well-being: mindfulness and compassion. Mindfulness trains the skills of awareness, attention, and self-regulation, while...