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OWL Monday Scholars
Science of Well- Being

Mondays, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
June 25 through July 30
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Monday Scholars is a weekly series that meets in the library’s Jamie Gagarin Community Room. Each week, a new lecture topic is watched and then discussed by all who attend. All you need to do is come ready to engage your mind and participate in discussion. Registration Required. 

Join librarian Patricia Moore as she facilitates this online course. 

About the Course:

The video lectures of “The Science of Well-Being” will be taught by Professor Laurie Santos. This year, when this course was offered for the first time at Yale nearly a quarter of Yale’s undergrads enrolled - some 1,200 students, a record for Yale University.

In it, she overviews what psychological science says about happiness. The first half of the course reveals misconceptions we have about happiness and the annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do. The second half of the course focuses on activities that have been proven to increase happiness along with strategies to build better habits. During this course, you’ll have a chance to watch a set of short lectures exploring what the science of psychology says about living a better life. But you won’t just be learning a bunch of scientific insights - we want you to put the scientific insights into practice in your own life. We want you to use what the science says to rewire your own habits and positive practices.

About the Professor:

Laurie Santos is a tenured, Associate Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her research explores an age-old question: what makes the human mind unique? She has published extensively on the topic.





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