AUGUST 2-4, 2013


Paul Desan, MD, PhD, Yale University
Allison Holzer, MAT, Hunters College
Mark K. Setton, PhD, U. of Bridgeport


Stimulated by the ground-breaking work of Positive Psychologists such as Martin Seligman, both popular media and academia have seen an upsurge of interest in the new “Science of  Happiness.”

What exactly is “happiness”? Can we measure happiness or peace of mind? What do the latest scientific data tell us about the causes of happiness? How can we use the science of happiness to become happier and fight depression?  We will explore these questions and more while examining the work of philosophers and psychologists from both East and West who have pioneered the exploration of happiness. In doing so, we will examine the remarkable points of resonance between the insights of the great philosophers and the discoveries of modern psychology. See syllabus

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The workshop package, including 2 nights on-campus swing accommodation, workshop fees, two breakfasts and two lunches, totals $850 (Early Bird, before July 31), or $950 (After July 31). A deposit of $200 (refundable until July 15) is required, as Yale University needs to reserve accommodation. We will send a reminder email to registrants regarding payment of the remaining amount.

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Friday August 2, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Evening: Registration and Introduction

Saturday August 3, 9am-5pm (including lunch and refreshment breaks)

Morning: Pioneers of Positive Psychology

Afternoon: 7 Habits of Happy People: 1-4

Sunday August 4, 9am-4pm (including lunch and refreshment breaks)

Morning: 7 Habits of Happy People: 5-7

Afternoon: Group discussion and reflections


A Certificate of Completion will be provided on successful completion of the workshop.