Professor Ed Diener—also known as “Dr. Happiness”—is one of the most distinguished psychologists in the world and a leading expert in scientific research on happiness.
Professor Ed Diener—also known as “Dr. Happiness”—is one of the most distinguished psychologists in the world and a leading expert in scientific research on happiness.

Ed Diener

Presented by the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

The Science of Happiness: What We Know and How We Can Use it to Improve Society

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Kelowna Community Theatre -- 1375 Water St.

Can individual happiness and societal happiness increase? 

The science of subjective well-being—happiness, life satisfaction and positive feelings—has grown enormously in the last decade. In this talk, Professor Diener describes the habits and outlook that people can develop to increase their own happiness. His findings speak to health and longevity, more lasting and supportive relationships, and even policy decisions in some nations.

On October 5, Dr. Happiness shares how it is now possible to help both individuals and societies prosper.

Book sales and signing

The UBC Bookstore is pleased to provide Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth for sale at the event.

The following payments will be accepted: Visa, Master Card, Amex, debit and cash.

Ed Diener

Ed Diener, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, the University of Utah, and senior scientist for the Gallup Organization is one of the most distinguished psychologists in the world. He has won numerous awards for his work, received honorary doctorates, and been the president of several scientific societies.

Professor Diener has studied well-being in 166 nations and is often considered the leading expert on the science of happiness. His scientific work has been cited over 140,000 times, making him one of the most eminent scholars in the world. Diener's findings reveal several of the characteristics of happy individuals and also happy societies, as well as why happy societies tend to prosper.

Last reviewed shim9/11/2017 1:07:51 PM

inspired. informed. insightful.

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