• Explore leading theories in Positive Psychology on personal happiness and well-being in the workplace
• Appreciate the implications of recent studies in the social and natural sciences for personal happiness and well-being in the workplace
• Learn how to convey the resulting insights to relevant audiences in engaging ways
• Explore the synergy between the insights of the great philosophical thinkers and the modern science of happiness
This course on happiness will examine recent discoveries in the scientific study of happiness, their concrete implications for student well-being and performance, and strategies to integrate these new insights into existing curricula. It is open to all, but will be of special interest to educators, managers, coaches, human service professionals, doctors, psychologists and other health professionals who would like to:
Mark Setton is the co-founder and CEO of Pursuit-of-Happiness.org. He has studied and published works on East Asian philosophy and well-being for the past 30 years. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in philosophy and education at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul and his doctorate at Oxford University. He has taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, The University of California at Berkeley, Oxford University and presently, the University of Bridgeport.
Mark and his team design and teach educational programs on the science and implementation of well-being for secondary schools, universities and corporations.