The Science of Happiness and Positive Psychology

Code: SL41017

Dates: June 11, 2020

Meets: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Course Fee: $42.00

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Why are bronze medalists happier than silver medalists in the Olympics? Why are lottery winners so often unhappy after their big winnings? What is the peak end rule that determines how fondly you remember a vacation or even a medical operation? What is the hedonic treadmill? What country has the happiest citizens? Should gross domestic product be replaced by a gross happiness product? Do famous philosophers think humans should strive for happiness? What is all this stuff about gratitude being important? Is anyone arguing against striving all the time for happiness? The serious study of happiness has taken off in the last few years and we will review the scientific literature.
Fee: $42.00

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Kent Bottles

Dr. Kent Bottles teaches health policy and payment reform at The Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health in Philadelphia and regularly consults and presents on population health, health care reform, digital medicine, and the future of the doctor patient relationship. He has been a Professor and Chair of academic medical school pathology departments, a Chief Medical Officer of a state-wide integrated delivery system, a President and CEO and DIO of an educational and research collaborative in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a President and CEO of an evidence-based medicine health care consortium in Minneapolis, and a President and Chief Knowledge Officer of a genomics bio-tech start-up company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Bottles has received the following awards and honors: Phi Beta Kappa, The Rodney T. West Literary Achievement Award for the most important article on medical management in 2001 from the American College of Physician Executives, the Resident Teacher of the Year Award from the University of Iowa Department of Pathology, the UC San Francisco Class of 1991 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for a Major Contribution, the UC San Francisco Class of 1990 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for a Stimulating Lecture Series, and the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching at UC San Francisco for Basic Science.


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