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Hedy Kober

Hedy Kober

Hedy Kober, PhD,
is an assistant professor of psychiatry and psychology at Yale University and director of the Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. She has authored more than 40 articles and received several awards. She has been practicing meditation for more than a decade.

The Science of Happiness and Well-being

Oct 13 - 15, 2017 Begins in 1 month
with June Gruber & Hedy Kober

What brings us true happiness? We know from research that we often fail to correctly predict the things that will bring us happiness, and forget to nourish those things that truly bring our soul contentment. Is there only one kind of happiness, or several? Are all types of happiness the same? Is happiness always good for us? How does happiness differ from fulfillment, meaning, and purpose? This workshop is led by two nationally-known early career psychologists in the science and psychology of happiness, human emotion, and flourishing.



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