Full Series: MLSN Master Classes

Code: SL99902

Dates: September 22 - December 2, 2022

Meets: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sessions: 12

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $199.00

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MLSN Master Classes - a series of classes given by distinguished senior faculty members from Philadelphia area colleges/universities on topics of wide interest, topics that will offer a window into specific areas of the scholars’ deeper study within their fields, as well as their methods and approaches. Interested in a deep dive with someone who really knows the reefs and shoals? These classes are for you. Join Richard Hamilton starting 9/22 for some comedy. Join Yanhong Wu starting 11/1 to learn about the rapid modernization of China's smaller communities. Join Martin E.P. Seligman on 12/2 for a Q&A of his book, "The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist's Journey from Helplessness to Optimism."
Fee: $199.00

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Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton received his A.B. at Harvard in 1965, then taught high school in Syracuse, NY for two years before going on to graduate school at the University of Michigan in 1968, from which he received a Ph.D in Classical Studies in 1971. He taught Greek for 39 years at Bryn Mawr College and retired in 2010 as Paul Shorey Professor of Greek. He wrote over 20 articles on a variety of subjects from epic to comedy and four books (Greek lyric poet Pindar, Greek epic poet Hesiod, Greek vases and religion, Delian religious inscriptions). He edited over 100 student commentaries on Greek and Latin and created the world's oldest extant online journal, Bryn Mawr Classical Review.


Martin E. P. Seligman

Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman is the Director of the Penn Positive Psychology Center and Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology in the Penn Department of Psychology. He is also Director of the Penn Master of Applied Positive Psychology program (MAPP). He was President of the American Psychological Association in 1998, during which one of his presidential initiatives was the promotion of Positive Psychology as a field of scientific study. He is a leading authority in the fields of Positive Psychology, resilience, learned helplessness, depression, optimism and pessimism. He is also a recognized authority on interventions that prevent depression, and build strengths and well-being. He has written more than 350 scholarly publications and 30 books. Dr. Seligman's books have been translated into more than 50 languages and have been best sellers both in America and abroad. Among his better-known works are The Hope Circuit (Public Affairs, 2018), Flourish (Free Press, 2011), Authentic Happiness (Free Press, 2002), Learned Optimism (Knopf, 1991), What You Can Change & What You Can't (Knopf, 1993), The Optimistic Child (Houghton Mifflin, 1995), Helplessness (Freeman, 1975, 1993) and Abnormal Psychology (Norton, 1982, 1988, 1995, with David Rosenhan). His book Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification, was co-authored with Christopher Peterson (Oxford, 2004). His work has been featured on the front page of the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, the Reader's Digest, Redbook, Parents, Fortune, Family Circle, USA Today and many other popular magazines. He has been a spokesman for the science and practice of psychology on numerous television and radio shows. He has written columns on such far-flung topics as education, violence, happiness, and therapy. He has lectured around the world to educators, industry, parents, and mental health professionals. Dr. Seligman is the recipient of various awards, including the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychology (2017), the Tang Award for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology (2014), the APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution (2006), the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for Research in Psychopathology (1997), and the Distinguished Contribution Award for Basic Research with Applied Relevance from the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology (1992). He also received two awards from the American Psychological Society - the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for Applications of Psychological Knowledge (1995) and the William James Fellow Award for Contributions to Basic Science (1991). Dr. Seligman's research and writing has been broadly supported by a number of institutions including the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Aging, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. His research on preventing depression received the MERIT Award of the National Institute of Mental Health in 1991. For 14 years, Dr. Seligman was the Director of the Clinical Training Program of the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Psychology. He was named a "Distinguished Practitioner" by the National Academies of Practice, and in 1995 received the Pennsylvania Psychological Association's award for “Distinguished Contributions to Science and Practice." He is a past-president of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association. In 1996, Dr. Seligman was elected President of the American Psychological Association, by the largest vote in modern history. His primary aim as APA President was to join practice and science together so both might flourish - a goal that has dominated his own life as a psychologist. His major initiatives concerned the prevention of ethnopolitical warfare and the study of Positive Psychology. Since 2000 his main mission has been the promotion of the field of Positive Psychology. He received his A.B. from Princeton University, Summa Cum Laude (Philosophy), 1964; Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (Psychology), 1967; and nine honorary doctorates.


Yanhong Wu

Dr. Yanhong Wu is a research associate of Bryn Mawr College. Prof. Wu received her Ph.D. in history from Peking University in 1997 and her Ph.D. in sociology from Oklahoma State University in 2008. She taught in the Sociology Department at Adrian College, Michigan and had been a professor of history in the History Department of Zhejiang University, China, until 2022. Her main research interest and publications focus on the sociological understanding of social groups in both historical and contemporary Chinese societies, including the imperial clan, the literati-officials, imperial students, women, “the rootless,” and peasants, especially in legal and ritual domains.



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